Moa (Aves: Dinornithiformes) nesting material from rockshelters in the semi‐arid interior of South Island, New Zealand

  title={Moa (Aves: Dinornithiformes) nesting material from rockshelters in the semi‐arid interior of South Island, New Zealand},
  author={Jamie R Wood},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand},
  pages={115 - 129}
  • Jamie R Wood
  • Published 1 September 2008
  • Geology
  • Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand
Abstract The first descriptions of plant remains from the nests of extinct moa (Aves: Dinornithiformes) are presented. The samples of desiccated nesting material were collected during excavation of Holocene sediments within five rockshelters in semi‐arid regions of southern South Island, New Zealand, between 1964 and 2006. The nesting materials were attributed to moa on the basis of associated moa coprolites, feathers and eggshell fragments. The nesting material includes short, clipped twigs… Expand
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