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Dinosaur Jungle   >   Other Prehistoric Animals   >   Aepyornis

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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Æpyornis Island: A First Unabridged Edition (Annotated) By H.G. Wells.
By H.G. Wells

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Aepyornis Island: Large Print
By H.G. Wells

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Æpyornis Island Annotated
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Aepyornis Island
By H G Wells

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Æpyornis Island: Perfect Gifts For The Readers Annotated By H.G. Wells.
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Aepyornis (German Edition)
By Ernst Probst

GRIN Publishing
Released: September 26th, 2014
Paperback (66 pages)

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Aepyornis Island, The Original Short Story (Annotated): Masterpiece Collection: Aepyornis Island, H G Wells Famous Quotes, Book List, and Biography
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Di un uovo di Aepyornis nel Museo di Storia Naturale di Lione e di altre uova e ossa fossili dello stesso uccello raccolte a Madagascar nell'ultimo decennio del secolo XIX..
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Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 27(4) Supplement. Special Issue: Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Memoir 9 Osteological Description of an Embryonic Skeleton of the Extinct Elephant Bird, Aepyornis (Palaeognathae: Ratitae) , 2007, Journal of Vertebrat
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Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 27(4) Supplement. Special Issue: Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Memoir 9 Osteological Description of an Embryonic Skeleton of the Extinct Elephant Bird, Aepyornis (Palaeognathae: Ratitae) , 2007, Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Volume 27, Number 4, Supplement : pages 1-53.
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