from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of subfossil raptorial birds of New Zealand, of size and strength sufficiently great to enable them to prey upon the moas.
- n. [lowercase] A bird of this genus.
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Notably a large hedgehog from the miocene of Europe, a huge flightless owl from the pleistocene of cuba, and harpagornis, a gigantic eagle from the pleistocene of New Zealand.