Struthionidae

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Struthionids
Temporal range: Eocene-Holocene 40–0Ma
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Ostrich (Struthio camelus), male and female
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Superorder: Palaeognathae
Order: Struthioniformes
Family: Struthionidae
Vigors, 1825[1]
Type species
Struthio camelus
Linnaeus, 1758
Genera

Palaeotis
Struthio

Struthionidae is a family of flightless ratite birds which first appeared during the Eocene epoch. It is today represented by the sole living genus Struthio, but also contains several extinct genera.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brands, Sheila (14 Aug 2008). "Taxon: Genus Struthio". Project: The Taxonomicon. Retrieved 12 Jun 2012. 
  2. ^ Mayr, G. (2009). Paleogene fossil birds. Springer.