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Mullerornis

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  â€ Aepyornithidae
Rank  Genus
Class  Aves
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Elephant bird
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Similar  Elephant bird, Aepyornis, Eremopezus, Aepyornis maximus, Bush moa

Mullerornis is the smaller of the two genera of extinct elephant birds (Aepyornithidae) of Madagascar (the other is Aepyornis). Species include Mullerornis agilis Milne-Edwards and A. Grandidier, 1894, and M. grandis Lamberton, 1934. A bone possibly belonging to Mullerornis has been radiocarbon dated to about 1260 BP, suggesting that the animal was still extant at the end of the first millennium.

The genus is named after Georges Muller, a French explorer who was killed in 1892 by hostile members of the Sakalava people.

Species

  • Mullerornis betsilei Milne-Edwards & Grandidier, 1894 (Betsile elephant-bird)
  • Mullerornis agilis Milne-Edwards & Grandidier, 1894 (Agile/coastal elephant-bird)
  • Mullerornis rudis Milne-Edwards & Grandidier, 1894 (Robust elephant-bird)
  • Flacourtia rudis (Milne-Edwards & Grandidier, 1894) Andrews, 1895
  • ?Mullerornis grandis Lamberton 1934
  • References

    Mullerornis Wikipedia


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