Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Latin grus, crane

Examples

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

    Archive 2006-11-01

  • 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

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

    Goodbye, my giant predatory, cursorial, flightless hoatzin

  • 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

  • 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.

    Giant hoatzins of doom

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

    Goodbye, my giant predatory, cursorial, flightless hoatzin

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

    Archive 2006-11-01

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

    Giant hoatzins of doom

  • 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

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.