Musophagidae


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Related to Musophagidae: Musophagiformes
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Noun1.Musophagidae - touracosMusophagidae - touracos        
bird family - a family of warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
Cuculiformes, order Cuculiformes - cuckoos; touracos; etc.
genus Musophaga, Musophaga - type genus of the Musophagidae
touraco, turaco, turacou, turakoo - large brightly crested bird of Africa
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Musophagidae Crinifer piscator Western grey plantain-eater Crinifer piscator Plantain eater 23.
Cuckoos belong to the family Cuculidae within the order Cuculiformes that also includes the Musophagidae (turacos).
e) The rostral expansion in the facies ventralis of the os pterygoideum (character 45 of Hughes, 2000) is present only in Musophagidae, Carpococcyx and Coua, but in Neomorphinae species, as well as in all other cuckoos, it is either absent or much smaller (Figures 10 to 14).