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Definition of the noun aepyornis

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noun - plural: aepyornises

  1. huge (to 9 ft.) extinct flightless bird of Madagascar
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • synonym of aepyornis: elephant bird
    • more generic terms: flightless bird / ratite / ratite bird = flightless birds having flat breastbones lacking a keel for attachment of flight muscles: ostriches; cassowaries; emus; moas; rheas; kiwis
    • member of: genus Aepyornis = type genus of the Aepyornidae: elephant birds

Phrases with Aepyornis

  1. genus aepyornis
  2. Ramusella aepyornis
  3. species Ramusella aepyornis

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Google previewDaily Warm-ups Biology (2004)

Aepyornis is the prehistoric forerunner of ostrich and emu, birds adapted to life on the plains. All are reminders of the period of Pailq Warm-Ups: Biology Answer Key adaptive radiation following the extinction of dinosaurs, when.

Google previewDinosaurs and Creation (2000)

Questions and Answers by Donald B. DeYoung

Aepyornis is a large extinct bird that lived in Madagascar about 2,000 years ago. The last of these elephant birds were hunted for food. This creature weighed up to a half-ton and was 10 feet tall. It looked quite similar to birdlike fossils recently ...

Google previewThe English Illustrated Magazine (1908)

A number of perfect specimens of the egg of the bird under consideration which is called Aepyornis maximus have been discovered and a good specimen will fetch from thirty to forty guineas. The actual example which we photographed by the ...

Google previewHistory of Life (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Aepyornis is a genus of aepyornithid, one of two genera of ratite birds endemic to Madagascar known as elephant birds. This 400 kilograms (880 lb) animal was the ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Imaginary Places (2000)

by Alberto Manguel, Gianni Guadalupi

AEPYORNIS tal consists of vast, comfortable houses with hot and cold running water, electric light, central heating and phonographs (which the pioneers invented before Edison). The rooms are decorated with orange tiles, the ...

Google previewAcademic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology (1992)

by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press

Aepyornis [e'pe 6m 'as] Paleontology, the elephant bird, a genus known only from the Pleistocene of Madagascar; it became extinct after humans migrated there. It was flightless, up to 10 feet high, and weighed as much as 100 pounds; ...

Google previewThe Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters (2016)

by Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock

While in popular tradition combining characteristics of the aforementioned legendary birds, the Roc to some extent relates to a physically existing species of gigantic birds, the Aepyornis maximus or “elephant birds” of the islands south of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Quaternary Science (2006)

Ostrich Struthio camelus Elephant or marsh birds* Aepyornis ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Litterature (1875)


Its principal subdivision, Madagascar itself, once possessed in the extinct gigantic bird AEpyornis a form of Ratitae, not less singular than the Ostrich or the Moa, and though some writers would fain see in the remains of this marvellous creature ...

Google previewDictionary of Hard Words (1910)

by Robert Morris Pierce

gigantic fossil bird [also spelt Aepyornis, Epior- nis] ipi'e:z-nis. equable adj. (uniform; tranquil; equally proportiond) 'ekuia- bal, 'ii-kuia-bal. equal v. [present participle equaling, equalling; past participle and preterit equaled, equalled ...

Google previewAuthors' & Printers' Dictionary (1912)

A Guide for Authors, Editors, Printers, Correctors of the Press, Compositors, and Typists, with Full List of Abbreviations by Frederick Howard Collins

aepyornis (zool.), not epi-, epy-. aequales (Lat.), equal, equals ; abbr. aeq. aequanimiter (Lat.), com- posedly. asquo animo (Lat.), with an equable mind. A.KR.A., Associate Engraver ...

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