Dromornis planei was a large flightless dromornithid bird that is only known from the middle Miocene of Bullock Creek in the Northern Territory of Australia. This species was heavily built, standing up to 2.5 metres tall and weighing up to 300 kilograms. Its head was about the same size as that of a horse. Many of the fossils at Bullock Creek have bite marks that match well with the shape of crocodile teeth indicating that these birds were preyed on by Baru, an extinct crocodilian.
The specimen below is a brain endocast, a digital cast of the hollow space within the cranium where the brain is located.
Specimen number: NTM P9464106
Significance of specimen:
Geological age: Miocene
State/territory: Northern Territory
Locality/site: Bullock Creek