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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Flightless birds having flat breastbones lacking a keel for attachment of flight muscles: ostriches.

Usage examples (15)
  • Given that a few other Eocene European tetrapods have been suggested to be particularly closely related to South American taxa (namely the ratite Palaeotis, the...
  • Palaeotis, a small ratite argued by some to be a stem rhea, has more recently been found to be outside of the clade that includes rheas, ostriches, cassowaries and emus.
  • So neither migration nor vicariance explain ratite biogeography.
  • "Phylogenomic evidence for multiple losses of flight in ratite birds," for more
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