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Nestoridae

Definition of the noun Nestoridae

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Nestoridae is a family of Psittaciformes.

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Nestoridae: The New Zealand parrot family, Nestoridae consists of nine species in two genera. Only two species in the genus Nestor, the New Zealand kaka, N. merdionalis, and the kea, N. notabilis, are still extant. The various species of the second known genus, Nelepsittacus, are all known as fossils from the early Miocene Saint Bathans Fauna in the Lower Bannockburn Formation in Otago in New Zealand.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Islands (2009)

by Rosemary G. Gillespie, D. A. Clague

and kakapos (Nestoridae), which are con- FIGURE 4 Two examples of relictual species from families wholly restricted to a continental island: New Zealand. (A) A rockwren Xenicus gilviventris on the South Island of New Zealand, one of two surviving representatives of the New Zealand wren family (Acanthisittidae). Numerous phylogenetic studies have suggested that these small, ...

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Scrabble value of N1E1S1T1O1R1I1D2A1E1

The value of this 10-letter word is 11 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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