Pterocnemia pennata


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Noun1.Pterocnemia pennata - smaller of two tall fast-running flightless birds similar to ostriches but three-toedPterocnemia pennata - smaller of two tall fast-running flightless birds similar to ostriches but three-toed; found from Peru to Strait of Magellan
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 Pterocnemia, Pterocnemia - a genus of birds of the family Rheidae
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Elkin 2001 "Densidad mineral osea de Pterocnemia pennata (Aves: Rheidae).