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Re: emu history

> kiwis are well-separated from moas, and allied to emus and
> cassowaries with the two lineages splitting some 68 MYA, well after New
> Zealand split off, so if this is correct kiwis reached NZ over water.

While the latter is almost inevitably correct, the tree is calibrated with
the divergence of moas occurring when NZ split off 88 Ma ago. (Or was it