elephant bird

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Related to Mullerornis: aepyornis, Aepyornithiformes

elephant bird

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(Animals) another name for aepyornis
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Noun1.elephant bird - huge (to 9 ft.) extinct flightless bird of Madagascarelephant bird - huge (to 9 ft.) extinct flightless bird of Madagascar
flightless bird, ratite, ratite bird - flightless birds having flat breastbones lacking a keel for attachment of flight muscles: ostriches; cassowaries; emus; moas; rheas; kiwis; elephant birds
genus Aepyornis - type genus of the Aepyornidae: elephant birds
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They had two genera previously recognised by scientists Aepyornis and Mullerornis, explains Sci-News
ferox), two species of rodents, an extinct pygmy hippopotamus, crocodiles, turtles, and two bird species (including the extinct elephant bird Mullerornis).