Aepyornis hildebrandti   (Burckhardt)


 
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Hildebrandt's Elephant-Bird
(Aepyornis hildebrandti)

 
syn. Aepyornis mulleri (Milne-Edwards & Grandidier)

 
distribution:

Madagascar

 
local name: -

 
size: (?)

extinction date: (?)

 
This species has been described on the basis of subfossil bones as well.

If all scientifically described Elephant-Birds were independent species or if in some cases birds with different body sizes are even tough members of one and the same species (sexual dimorphism ?) seems still to be insufficiently clarified.

 
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