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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In Huxley's system (1867), a superfamily of schizogna-thous birds, having a comparatively strong rostrum, usually no basipterygoid processes, concavo-convex lamellar maxillopalatines, a truncated angle of the mandible, the sternum comparatively narrow and notched or entire, the crus bare above the suffrago, no pulviplumes, and two cæca.


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