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Eastern moa, Emeus crassus, AV7505

Physical Description

Complete fibula with desiccated flesh attached.

References

The Rediscovery of Earnscleugh Cave; Peter Bristow
A Description of the Earnscleugh Moa Cave; Captain Fraser
On Recent Moa Remains in New Zealand; Sir James Hector

Provenance

"Must assume location is Earnscleugh Cave" Trevor Worthy

Field Collection

Extinction and Survival label has date as 1871.

Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 35 x 270 x 53mm

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