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- proper noun A taxonomic
familywithin the order Struthioniformes— the extinct elephant birds.
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These included several species of elephant birds (Aepyornithidae), including the world’s largest bird species (Aepyornis maximus), a giant tortoise, and several species of lemurs most of which were large bodied species, some larger than female gorillas today.