Eggshells-Not Bones-Reveal The Existence Of Previously Unknown Extinct Birds

A previously unknown species of elephant bird was recently discovered on the northeastern side of Madagascar and was identified solely from its ancient eggshells

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Surface scatter of Aepyornis eggshell exposed by active wind erosion of sand dunes where the birds once nested. (Credit: Gifford Miller)

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