Definition of Ratite. Meaning of Ratite. Synonyms of Ratite

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Definition of Ratite

Ratite
Ratite Rat"ite, a. (Zo["o]l.) Of or pertaining to the Ratit[ae]. -- n. One of the Ratit[ae].

Meaning of Ratite from wikipedia

- A ratite (/ˈrætaɪt/) is any of a diverse group of flightless and mostly large and long-legged birds of the infracl**** Palaeognathae. Kiwi, however, are...
- ability to fly. There are over 60 extant species, including the well known ratites (ostriches, emu, c****owaries, rheas and kiwi) and penguins. The smallest...
- Elephant birds are members of the extinct ratite family Aepyornithidae, made up of large to enormous flightless birds that once lived on the island of...
- extant branches of flightless lineages (plus two extinct clades), termed ratites, and one flying lineage, the Neotropic tinamous. There are 47 species of...
- This is a list of ratites. Brands, Sheila (2008)...
- fossils may also belong to the family. Ostriches are cl****ified in the ratite group of birds, all extant species of which are flightless, including the...
- Europe. Palaeotis and Remiornis from the Middle Eocene and unspecified ratite remains are known from the Eocene and Oligocene of Europe and Africa. These...
- C****owaries (/ˈkæsəwɛəri/), genus Casuarius, are ratites (flightless birds without a keel on their sternum bone) that are native to the tropical forests...
- Approximately the size of a domestic chicken, kiwi are by far the smallest living ratites (which also consist of ostriches, emus, rheas, and c****owaries). DNA sequence...
- Aepyornis is a genus of aepyornithid, one of three genera of ratite birds endemic to Madagascar until their extinction sometime around 1000 A.D. The species...
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