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Bush moa
Temporal range: Pleistocene-Holocene
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Genus:
Anomalopteryx
Species:
didiformis
Synonyms

Dinornis didiformis Owen, 1844
Anomalopteryx didiformis (Owen 1844) Lydekker 1891
Anomalornis didiformis (Owen 1844) Hutton 1897
Dinornis dromioides Owen, 1846 non Oliver 1930
Anomalopteryx dromaeoides (Owen 1846) Lydekker 1891
Dinornis parvus Owen, 1883
Anomalopteryx parva (Owen 1883) Lydekker 1891
Dinornis oweni Haast, 1886
Anomalornis owenii (Haast 1886) Hutton 1897
Pachyornis owenii (Haast 1886) Archey 1941
Anomalopteryx oweni (Haast 1886) Oliver 1949
Anomalopteryx antiquus Hutton, 1892 (may be a valid predecessor species)
Anomalopteryx fortis Hutton, 1893
Anomalornis gracilis Hutton 1897 non Dinornis gracilis Owen 1854
Anomalornis (Hutton, 1897)
Graya (Bonaparte, 1956)

The bush moa or lesser moa (Anomalopteryx didiformis) is an extinct bird from New Zealand. It measured about 1 meter and weighed about 30 kilograms. Together with the giant moa it ranged over most of North Island and parts of north–western and southern South Island.

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