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     Table 10 is intended to provide a rough estimate of the average weight of adult prehistoric extinct birds. This may not be the right criteria as the Bible does not state that the animals on the ark were adults, almost adults, adolescents, preadolescents, etc. Age may make a significant difference in weight especially with those animals that are said to keep growing all their lives.

     The biblical criteria for loading the animals on the ark is two of every kind of living animal, male and female, and seven of every kind of living clean animal, male and female. The use of kind here most likely does not agree with the poorly defined term species. Micro evolution (variation within a kind) takes place all the time and it is unlikely that God would consider these variants as different kinds of living flesh. For this reason, Table 10 is based not on species but on genera, the grouping one step above species. Of course genera might not be the correct criteria either.

     Noah is told to bring two of every living thing of all flesh into the ark. Based on what we experience today with overhunting, there is a high probability that there were many extinctions before the flood. If a kind had become extinct before the flood, it does not fall under the definition of living flesh and would be absent from the ark. No attempt has been made here to exclude any extinctions.

     The total number of prehistoric extinct genera is uncertain but based on the information in this table could easily have been up to 100 or more. For now 125 genera will be used in the calculations. Weights for 78 genera have been estimated as indicated in this table. The rough estimate of the average weight of prehistoric extinct birds was then calculated by dividing the sum of the individual genera weights in the table by 78.
 
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Notes:
1. The first part of the above genera to pediornis came from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Late_Quaternary_prehistoric_bird_species
2. Extinct species of extant genera and birds of undetermined genera are not included.
3. Weight information was often lacking in references.
a. Where an animal of comparable size was mentioned and a weight estimate was available for that animal, the weight estimate for the comparable animal was used as indicated by "a" in this table.
b. Where more than one weight is given in a reference, the lowest value was used as indicated by "b" in this table.
c. When relative size to another animal only was given, then the weight was estimated based on the size statement as indicated by "c" in this table.
d. Where a maximum weight only was given, 75 percent of the maximum weight was used as indicated by "f" in this table.
e. When length and/or height but not weight information was available in the references, then weights of birds of the same approximate size were used as indicated by "g" in the table.
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1 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aepyornis
2 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mullerornis
3 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bush_moa
4 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broad-billed_moa
5 http://www.nzbirds.com/birds/moacoastal.html
6 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pachyornis
7 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pachyornis_australis
8 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heavy-footed_moa
9 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_moa
10 http://www.nzbirds.com/birds/moaeastern.html
11 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinornis
12 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upland_moa
13 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elephant_bird
14 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dromornithidae
15 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dromornithidae
16 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dromornithidae
17 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ilbandornis
18 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand_goose
19 http://nzbirdsonline.org.nz/species/north-island-goose
20 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malagasy_sheldgoose
21 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turtle-jawed_moa-nalo
22 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small-billed_moa-nalo
23 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maui_Nui_large-billed_moa-nalo
24 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chendytes
25 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaua%27i_mole_duck
26 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noble_megapode
27 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylviornis
28 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nesotrochis
29 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adzebill
30 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apteribis
31 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamaican_ibis
32 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teratornis
33 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscaravis
34 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argentavis
35 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gymnogyps_varonai
36 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenicopterus_minutus
37 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunter_Island_penguin
38 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeltornis
39 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Helena_dove
40 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viti_Levu_giant_pigeon
41 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henderson_archaic_pigeon
42 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bermuda_hawk
43 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buteogallus_borrasi
44 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buteogallus
45 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buteogallus_borrasi
46 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titanohierax
47 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haast%27s_eagle
48 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stilt-owl
49 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ornimegalonyx
50 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stout-legged_wren
51 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long-billed_wren_(New_Zealand)
52 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauritius_starling
53 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highland_finch
54 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xestospiza_fastigialis
55 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawaiian_honeycreeper
56 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finch
57 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Late_Quaternary_prehistoric_bird_species
58 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adzebill
59 http://www.ohio.edu/people/witmerl/terror_birds_PLoS-ONE_media.htm
60 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthropornis
61 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argentavis
62 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullockornis
63 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confuciusornis
64 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copepteryx
65 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dasornis
66 http://digitallibrary.amnh.org/handle/2246/6096
67 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dodo
68 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Explorornis
69 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enantiornis
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