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- proper n. A taxonomic family within the order Gruiformes — the rails, crakes and coots.
A phylogenetic analysis of the Gruiformes (Aves) based on morphological characters, with an emphasis on the rails (Rallidae).
Rallus longirostris/elegans complex (Aves: Rallidae) from the late Pleistocene of
Wingate DB (2000) Two new species of flightless rails (Aves: Rallidae) from the Middle
Rails of the World: A Monograph of the Family Rallidae.
'skulls' and 'mandibles' of two genera, the 'Dinornis' and 'Palapteryx'; and of an extinct genus, 'Notornis', allied to the 'Rallidae'; and the mandibles of a species of 'Nestor', a genus of nocturnal owl-like parrots, of which only two living species are known.