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The family Dinornithidae is an extinct group of ten large, flightless bird species commonly called moas. Moas were native only to New Zealand. The two largest species, Dinornis robustus and Dinornis novaezelandiae, reached about 12 feet in height. Moa are the only known wingless birds, lacking even the vestigial wings. which all other ratites have. They were the dominant herbivores in New Zealand forest, but become extinct by 1500 AD, mainly due to hunting by humans.



ITEMS in the Family: Dinornithidae

Moa (Pachyornis elephantopus)
† Moa Skull