Monias benschi (Subdesert Mesite)

Subdesert Mesite

Dutch: Bensch’ Monias

Order: Gruiformes
Family: Mesitornithidae
Genus: Monias
Species: Monias benschi




Many thanks to the Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt, for allowing us to photograph this specimen.

Side, top and bottom view of skull. (Click on image to enlarge)

Length: 62 mm
Length cranium: 17 mm
Width (cranium): 19 mm
Height (cranium): 17 mm
Alternative names: Moniasstelzenralli (German), M├ęsite monias (French), Mesito Monias (Spanish)


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