Definitions

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  • proper n. a taxonomic order, within subclass Neognathae - diverse birds

Etymologies

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Latin grus, crane

Examples

  • As mentioned in the previous post, there are substantial doubts however as to whether Gruiformes is monophyletic or not.

    Goodbye, my giant predatory, cursorial, flightless hoatzin

  • Whereas Ericson et al. (2006) had psophiids far away in Gruiformes sensu stricto with gruids and aramids.

    Goodbye, my giant predatory, cursorial, flightless hoatzin

  • Storrs Olson (1985, p. 143) wrote that the classification of cariamaens within Gruiformes was ‘largely by default, as they do not clearly seem to belong in any other order’, and there is a long-running disagreement among ornithologists as to whether gruiforms are a natural group or not.

    Archive 2006-11-01

  • Les Gruiformes (Aves) des Phosphorites du Quercy (France).

    Archive 2006-11-01

  • A phylogenetic analysis of the Gruiformes (Aves) based on morphological characters, with an emphasis on the rails (Rallidae).

    Archive 2006-11-01

  • A new specimen of Salmila robusta (Aves: Gruiformes: Salmilidae n. fam.) from the Middle Eocene of Messel.

    Goodbye, my giant predatory, cursorial, flightless hoatzin

  • Coots are members of the order Gruiformes containing cranes, rails, and limpkins.

    The Albert Lea Tribune

  • All of these birds – idiornithids, bathornithids, cariamids and phorusrhacids – form a clade termed the Cariamae Fürbringer, 1888, and conventionally they’ve been regarded as part of Gruiformes, the group that includes rails, cranes, trumpeters and several other groups.

    Giant hoatzins of doom

  • But if you’re only familiar with the view of bird classification presented in textbooks and so on, the idea that cariamaens might be close to such things as hoatzins is pretty surprising, as the former have conventionally been regarded as part of Gruiformes, the group that includes rails, cranes, trumpeters and several other groups.

    Goodbye, my giant predatory, cursorial, flightless hoatzin

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