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Aepyornis



Aepyornis maximus

Scientific Classification
  Kingdom Animalia
  Phylum Chordata
  Class Aves
  Superorder Paleognathae
  Order Struthioniformes
  Family Aepyornithidae
Aepyornis is one of two genera of extinct large flightless birds (ratites) that were native to Madagascar, and became extinct by the 17th century. It is not clear if they became extinct because of human hunting, human egg collecting, climate change, diseases brought to the island by introduced species such as chickens and guineafowl, or because of some combination of these reasons.

The largest Aepyornis were very large, about 10 feet (3 meters) tall and weighing as much as ½ ton. Likewise, its eggs are also very large, over 1 foot (30 centimeters) long, and over 3 feet (1 meter) in circumference.

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Aepyornis were giant flightless birds that became extinct by the 17th century

Aepyornis were giant flightless birds that became extinct by the 17th century


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Butcher, employed by a collector, is engaged in finding Aepyornis eggs. He is looking for them in a swamp on the east coast of Madagascar, helped by two native assistants in a canoe who are probing the mud with rods. They find several whole eggs but one is dropped, apparently when an assistant is bitten by something.
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Fachbuch aus dem Jahr 2014 im Fachbereich Geowissenschaften / Geographie - Paläontologie, , Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Ein bis zu 3 Meter hoher und mehr als 400 Kilogramm schwerer gefiederter Riese steht im Mittelpunkt des Taschenbuches „Aepyornis - Der Vogel, der die größten Eier legte". Er war der Rekordhalter unter den Elefantenvögeln, die vom Eiszeitalter vor etwa 2 Millionen Jahren bis vielleicht zur Heutzeit im 17. Jahrhundert auf der Insel Madagaskar vor der Ostküste von Afrika existierten. Weibliche Tiere des „Großen Elefantenvogels" (Aepyornis maximus) legten riesige Eier mit einer Länge bis zu 35 Zentimetern, einem Umfang von maximal 1 Meter und einem Gewicht von 12,5 Kilogramm, was rund 210 heutigen Hühnereiern entspricht. Für das Aussterben der Elefantenvögel auf Madagaskar dürften Menschen verantwortlich gewesen sein. Sie zerstörten durch Brandrodung den Lebensraum der Riesenvögel, jagten sie, aßen ihr Fleisch und ihre Eier. Nach Ansicht von Kryptozoologen beruht die Legende vom sagenumwobenen Vogel Roch, der angeblich im Flug einen Elefanten transportieren konnte, auf dem ausgestorbenen Elefantenvogel Aepyornis maximus. Verfasser des Taschenbuches „Aepyornis - Der Vogel, der die größten Eier legte" ist der Wiesbadener Wissenschaftsautor Ernst Probst, der zahlreiche Werke über urzeitliche Tiere geschrieben hat.
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The man with the scarred face leant over the table and looked at my bundle.
"Orchids?" he asked.
"A few," I said.
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The narrator starts a conversation with a fellow Englishman, a rough individual named Butcher, in an unspecified foreign location. Remembering reports of a court case years earlier, in which Butcher sued his employer for salary accrued while cast away on a desert island, the narrator encourages him to tell the story related to the case:Butcher, employed by a collector, is engaged in finding Aepyornis eggs. He is looking for them in a swamp on the east coast of Madagascar, helped by two native assistants in a canoe who are probing the mud with rods. They find several whole eggs but one is dropped, apparently when an assistant is bitten by something. Butcher, contemptuous of the natives, deals with the matter brutally, and he eventually finds himself adrift in the canoe with three Aepyornis eggs; his assistants are dead, one as a result of the bite and the other shot by Butcher. During the days adrift he eats two of the eggs, noticing that the embryo of the second egg is developing; the tropical heat, after centuries in the cold, salty mud, is causing this.
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