Definition of Family dinornithidae
1. Noun. Moas.
Generic synonyms: Bird Family
Group relationships: Dinornithiformes, Order Dinornithiformes
Member holonyms: Dinornis, Genus Dinornis, Moa, Genus Anomalopteryx
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Literary usage of Family dinornithidae
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1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1903)
"... created to contain the family Dinornithidae, a group susceptible of being divided into at least three subfamilies, and a number of genera (see Trans. ..."
2. Text-book of Paleontology by Karl Alfred von Zittel (1902)
"... but more often considered as families, super-families, or sub-orders. The extinct Moas forming the family Dinornithidae form a distinct division, ..."
3. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederic Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1899)
"... The family dinornithidae contains those well-known extinct New Zealand forms the Moas, as they are supposed to have been denominated by the Maories, ..."