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Taxonavigation: Dinornithiformes 
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Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Archosauromorpha
Cladus: Crurotarsi
Divisio: Archosauria
Subsectio: Ornithodira
Superordo: Dinosauria
Ordo: Saurischia
Subordo: Theropoda
Cladus: Neotheropoda
Cladus: Averostra
Infraordo: Tetanurae
Cladus: Avetheropoda
Cladus: Coelurosauria
Cladus: Maniraptoromorpha
Cladus: Maniraptoriformes
Cladus: Maniraptora
Cladus: Pennaraptora
Cladus: Paraves
Cladus: Eumaniraptora
Cladus: Avialae
Classis: Aves
Cladus: Euavialae
Cladus: Avebrevicauda
Cladus: Pygostylia
Cladus: Ornithothoraces
Cladus: Ornithurae
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Palaeognathae
Ordo: †Dinornithiformes

Familia: Dinornithidae
Genus: Dinornis
Species: D. novaezelandiae – D. robustus


Dinornis Owen, 1843



  • Owen, R. 1843. On the remains of Dinornis, an extinct gigantic struthious bird. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1843: 8–10, 144–146.
  • Owen, R. 1844. On Dinornis, an extinct genus of tridactyle struthious birds, with descriptions of portions of the skeleton of five species which formerly existed in New Zealand. (Part I.) Transactions of the Zoological Society of London, 3(3): 235–275, plates XXVIII-XXX. BHL
  • Michael Bunce; Worthy, T.H.; Ford, T.; Hoppitt, W.; Willerslev, Eske; Drummond, Alexei; Cooper, A. 2003. Extreme reversed sexual size dimorphism in the extinct New Zealand moa Dinornis. Nature 425(6954): 172–175. doi: 10.1038/nature01871

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Giant Moa