New Zealand's extinct Black Swan

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Michael Szabo
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New Zealand's extinct Black Swan

Postby Michael Szabo » Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:54 pm

"Researchers from the University of Otago, Canterbury University and Te Papa have analysed ancient DNA and bone dimensions and proven the swan was a unique species. They have named it the poūwa (Cygnus sumnerensis)."

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