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AN INTACT EGG OF THE AEPYORNIS MAXIMUS, OR ELEPHANT BIRD, PRE-17TH CENTURY

AN INTACT EGG OF THE AEPYORNIS MAXIMUS, OR ELEPHANT BIRD PRE-17TH CENTURY, MADAGASCAR A very fine, large, sub-fossilized and unhatched specimen (31 cm in height). The Aepyornis maximus, popularly known as the "giant elephant bird", was a gigantic, flightless bird (measuring nearly 10 feet in height) that lived on the island of Madagascar until it... more

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