John Kerr posted in birds • coprolites • ecology • moa • ratites on October 2nd, 2013.
Bits of pollen, plant matter and DNA in fossilised moa poo offer clues to the giant birds’ eating habits. A new study led by Landcare Research has carefully analysed 51 moa coprolites — fossilised faeces — excavated from a single rock overhang at Daley’s Flat in the Dart River Valley in the South Island. The […]
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