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Dinornis giganteus

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Dinornithidae

Taxonomy
Dinornis giganteus was named by Owen (1844).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1844Dinornis giganteus Owen
1892Dinornis excelsus Hutton
1933Dinornis giganteus Lambrecht p. 137
1998Dinornis giganteus Worthy p. 91
2003Dinornis giganteus Worthy and Grant-Mackie p. 443

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
RankNameAuthor
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
Saurischia()
Theropoda()
Neotheropoda
AverostraPaul 2002
Tetanurae
orderAvetheropoda
suborderCoelurosauria
Maniraptora
Paraves
classAves
PygostyliaChiappe 2002
Ornithothoraces
OrnithuromorphaChiappe et al. 1999
subclassOrnithurae
subclassNeornithesGadow 1893
superorderPalaeognathae(Pycraft 1900)
Ratitae(Merrem 1813)
superorderApterygimorphae
orderDinornithiformes
familyDinornithidaeBonaparte 1853
genusDinornisOwen 1843
speciesgiganteusOwen 1844

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: hydroxyapatiteo
Entire body: yeso
Adult length: 10 to < 100o
Adult width: 1.0 to < 10o
Adult height: 1.0 to < 10o
Architecture: compact or denseo
Ontogeny: accretion, modification of partso
Grouping: solitaryo
Environment: terrestrialg
Locomotion: actively mobileo
Life habit: ground dwellingg
Diet: herbivoreg
Reproduction: oviparouso
Dispersal: direct/internalo
Dispersal 2: mobileo
Created: 2009-01-03 19:07:37
Modified: 2009-01-03 21:07:37
Source: g = genus, o = order
References: Kiessling 2004, Witmer and Rose 1991, Marsh 1875

Age range: base of the Late/Upper Pleistocene to the top of the Holocene or 0.12600 to 0.00000 Ma

Collections (2 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.126 - 0.0117New Zealand (South Island) Dinornis giganteus (87814)
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0New Zealand Dinornis giganteus (100554)