Talk:Pachyornis australis

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Dispute: Existence[edit]

Did this bird exist, or has modern research dis-proven its existence. Davies seems to think that this species is not one of the 10. I understand that the history of fossil birds, especially of this Family is hard but... Well people, let me know what you think speednat (talk) 09:12, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

I came across this article as a link from the Pachyornis article. I'm adding links to images from the book Extinct birds of New Zealand which - as it was published only recently - I assume reflects the latest research into the extinct birds featured. I've also found a reference to the holotype specimen - a skull - which is also in the collection of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. I've added the link in to the article but if anyone else out there knows more...? islandbaygardener (talk) 06:06, 22 February 2009 (UTC)