These footprints of a large moa were exposed in August 1912 when a flood in the Manawatū River swept away the blue clay that had covered and preserved them. They show that the moa had three strong front-pointing toes and, unlike most other ratites, a small rear toe.
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Reference: K. Wilson, 'Footprints of the Moa.' Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand 45 (1912): plate 2.
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