Definition of Dinornis giganteus
1. Noun. The largest moa; about 12 feet high.
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Literary usage of Dinornis giganteus
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1. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1846)
"The tympanic bone of the dinornis giganteus was described in detail and compared with the same bone in existing birds. Different cervical and dorsal ..."
2. Reports on Zoology for 1843, 1844 by Andreas Johann Wagner, Franz Hermann Troschel, Wilhelm Ferdinand Erichson, Carl Th. Ernst Siebold (1847)
"Owen now distinguishes five species: dinornis giganteus, ingens, ... the pedal impressions of the dinornis giganteus are found to be still larger. ..."
3. The Visitor, Or, Monthly Instructor by Religious Tract Society (Great Britain) (1849)
"These data -show that the tri piil footprints of the dinornis giganteus must have exceeded ... These relics are principally referable to dinornis giganteus, ..."
4. Proceedings by Zoological Society of London (1852)
"It would be hazardous to conclude as to the length of the entire métatarse from the breadth of the distal end ; for this is equal in dinornis giganteus and ..."
5. Proceedings by Zoological Society of London (1846)
"The following bones of the extremities, imperfectly or not at all known in 1843, were next described :— The entire femur of dinornis giganteus. ..."
6. Summarized Proceedings ... and a Directory of Members by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1850)
"Owen has proposed the name of dinornis giganteus, had a femur sixteen inches ... If we suppose the other parts of the skeleton of the dinornis giganteus to ..."