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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Classis: Aves
Informal group: Saurornithes
Cladus: Ornithothoraces
Cladus: Ornithurae
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Palaeognathae
Ordo: †Dinornithiformes
Familiae (3): Dinornithidae - Emeidae - Megalapterygidae



Selected references[edit]

Additional references[edit]

  • Brassey CA, Holdaway RN, Packham AG, Anné J, Manning PL, et al. (2013) More than One Way of Being a Moa: Differences in Leg Bone Robustness Map Divergent Evolutionary Trajectories in Dinornithidae and Emeidae (Dinornithiformes). PLoS ONE 8(12): e82668. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0082668
  • Holdaway, R.N.; Worthy, T.H.; Tennyson, A.J.D. 2001: A working list of breeding bird species of the New Zealand region at first human contact. New Zealand journal of zoology, 28: 119–187. (PDF)
  • Worthy, T.H. 1990: An analysis of the distribution and relative abundance of moa species (Aves: Dinornithiformes). New Zealand journal of zoology, 17: 213–241.
  • Worthy, T.H.; Edwards, A.R.; Millener, P.R. 1991: The fossil record of moas (Aves: Dinornithiformes) older than the Otira (last) Glaciation. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 21: 101–118.

Vernacular names[edit]

беларуская: Моа
English: Moas
español: Moas
français: Moas
Māori: Moa
suomi: Moalinnut
українська: Моаподібні