Height 3 meters, weight 800 kilos?
According to a new survey released on Tuesday at the Royal Society Open Science, it is about "the world's largest bird".
Elephant birds of this kind currently in danger of extinction were nominated by zoologists at the London Zoo Association. Scientists have discovered "strict and quantitative new evidence" that it is a different species from Aepyornis Maximus, which previously had the largest caption in the world.
Titan de Vorombe, who seems to have lived in Madagascar, could not fly. This is the latest of the Elephant – Bird family, Madagascar was an extinct group where huge non – flying birds splashed during the 4th century BC, scientists only considered Aepyornis and Mullerornis.
"Elephant birds are the biggest ones in Mega Funa, Madagascar, probably one of the most important of the island's evolution, which is far more important than monkeys," said James Hansford, I will.
Elephant birds have a major impact on the ecosystem. I control vegetation by eating plants, spitting out biomass, dispersing seeds by excretion.
"Madagascar is still affected by extinction of this bird"