New Zealand Giant Dylanus

A New Zealand giant dylanus looking for food.

The New Zealand Giant Dylanus is indigenous to both South island and North island of New Zealand. It is the second largest dylanus species alive today, about 9-14 feet tall and about 1,200-1,450 pounds. It's ancestors probably migrated from Asia into Australia and then rafted to New Zealand and started to grow larger and became more herbivorous due to lack of competition, other than moas, which shares the same food and habitats, but it also feeds on fruit, insects, fish, and small mammals (it is 85% herbivorous and 15% carnivorous). Its scientific name is Dylanus Zealandii.
New Zealand Giant Dylanus
  • Conservation Status: Near Threatened
  • Domain: Eukarya
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Subphylum: Vertebrata
  • Class: Mammalia
  • Order: Carnivora
  • Family: Felidae
  • Superfamily: Dylanusids
  • Genus: Dylanus
  • Species: Zealandii
  • Scientific Name: Dylanus Zealandii
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