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I live in the Pleistocene, but I make frequent ventures to the other epochs.
I live in the Pleistocene, but I make frequent ventures to the other epochs.

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The Minorca Giant Rabbit (Nuralagus rex) was endemic to the island of Minorca off the coast of Spain. Among other unique characteristics, this species holds the record as the largest lagomorph ever discovered. It was also the only lagomorph to become the largest mammalian herbivore of its environment.


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The Minorca Giant Rabbit (Nuralagus rex) was endemic to the island of Minorca off the coast of Spain. Among other unique characteristics, this species holds the record as the largest lagomorph ever discovered. It was also the only lagomorph to become the largest mammalian herbivore of its environment.

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The Haasts' Eagle (Harpagornis moorei).

The largest and most powerful bird of prey to have ever existed. This giant eagle was the top predator of New Zealand before it became extinct about 700 years ago and was able to bring down prey more than 15 times its weight.

Blog post: https://goo.gl/qvk2pb

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The Upland Moa (Megalapteryx didinus).

One of nine species of moa that inhabited New Zealand until about 700-600 years ago. This one was the last to become extinct and lived in the mountainous areas of South Island.

Blog post: https://goo.gl/25vzG3

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Moa differed in a number of ways from their modern flightless relatives and were truly unique among birds. A great deal of information can be discerned from the wealth of fossil and subfossil remains which includes complete skeletons, feathers, and skin to ancient DNA.


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Moa differed in a number of ways from their modern flightless relatives and were truly unique among birds. A great deal of information can be discerned from the wealth of fossil and subfossil remains which includes complete skeletons, feathers, and skin to ancient DNA.


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Moa differed in a number of ways from their modern flightless relatives and were truly unique among birds. A great deal of information can be discerned from the wealth of fossil and subfossil remains which includes complete skeletons, feathers, and skin to ancient DNA.

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A new study estimates the predatory capabilities of the late Miocene bear-dog Magericyon anceps.


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The Heavy-footed Moa (Pachyornis elephantopus) was the largest member of the genus Pachyornis and the third largest species of moa overall. This exceptionally heavily-built species lived in South Island during the Pleistocene and Holocene where it fed on relatively low-quality plant matter.

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The Heavy-footed Moa (Pachyornis elephantopus) was the largest member of the genus Pachyornis and the third largest species of moa overall. This exceptionally heavily-built species lived in South Island during the Pleistocene and Holocene where it fed on relatively low-quality plant matter.
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