Category: zoology

Your Wikipedia link of the day: Paul Du Chaill…

Your Wikipedia link of the day: Paul Du Chaillu.

The skeleton of an extinct Dinornis Elephantop…

The skeleton of an extinct Dinornis Elephantopus, aka Pachyornis, photographed by photography pioneer Roger Fenton at the British Museum in the 1850s. This was a species of moa, a flightless bird that once inhabited New Zealand. As you might surmise from the image, it was really tall; the largest species grew to 12 feet in height. Courtesy of @thegetty.

(Getty Museum)