The skulls of 2 now extinct New Zealand birds; the South Island Stout-legged Wren & Dieffenbach’s Rail.
Both the South Island Stout-legged Wren or Yaldwyn’s Wren and the Dieffenbach’s Rail or Chatham Islands Buff-banded Rail are now extinct.
The Gallirallus dieffenbachii skull was found & collected on 15 February 1992 from “Te Ana a Moe Cave” a in limestone cliff face on the west shore of Te Whanga Lagoon, Chatham Island (Sample 153/92), New Zealand. Te Papa.
Image collage created from archive Pachyplichas yaldwyni & Gallirallus dieffenbachii objects in the Museum of New Zealand’s Te Papa Tongarewa collection.
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