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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP31 Jul 2017 9:05 p.m. PST

… Years Ago

"After carefully comparing megapode fossils from Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia, the paleontologists have concluded that the remains belong to five different extinct species: Garrdimalga mcnamarai (new species), Progura gallinacea and P. campestris (new species), Latagallina naracoortensis and L. olsoni (new species).

All five birds were chunky relatives of extant malleefowl (Leipoa ocellata) and brush turkeys (Alectura lathami), but Progura gallinacea soars above the others.

The earliest-described extinct megapode, Progura gallinacea had an estimated mass of 7.7 kg.

Progura campestris, Latagallina naracoortensis, Garrdimalga mcnamarai and Latagallina olsoni had average masses of 6.2 kg, 5.2 kg, 5.2 kg and 2.9 kg, respectively…"

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thehawk31 Jul 2017 9:13 p.m. PST

Several giant turkeys still found in the Australian Capital Territory have recently fallen fowl of Australian laws being proven not to be genuine Australian turkeys.

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Tiberius01 Aug 2017 3:45 a.m. PST

New giant turkeys appear every election cycle, they bred faster than rabbits

Tiberius01 Aug 2017 3:46 a.m. PST

Bred faster than rabbits

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP01 Aug 2017 9:25 a.m. PST

(smile)


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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP01 Aug 2017 10:30 a.m. PST

Just imagine what a holiday dinner must have been like back then, with one of those on the dinner table!

Dan

Striker01 Aug 2017 1:39 p.m. PST

Giant turkeys = giant turkey sandwiches.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP01 Aug 2017 9:29 p.m. PST

HA-HA-HA…..


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