Definition of Rheiformes

1. Noun. A ratite bird order: birds intermediate in characteristics between ostriches and emus: recent and extinct rheas.

Exact synonyms: Order Rheiformes
Generic synonyms: Animal Order
Group relationships: Aves, Class Aves
Member holonyms: Family Rheidae, Rheidae



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rheiformes

Rhamnaceae
Rhamnales
Rhamnus californicus
Rhamnus carolinianus
Rhamnus croceus
Rhamnus frangula
Rhamnus purshianus
Rhapis
Rhapis excelsa
Rhapis humilis
Rhea
Rhea Silvia
Rhea americana
Rhean
Rheidae
Rheiformes (current term)
Rheims
Rheims-Douay Bible
Rheims-Douay Version
Rheinberg filter
Rheinberg microscope
Rheinland
Rhemish
Rhenish
Rhese projection
Rhesus blood group
Rhesus factor
Rhesus system
Rhetian
Rheum australe

Literary usage of Rheiformes

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Vertebrate Zoölogy by Horatio Hackett Newman (1920)
"The Rheas (Rheiformes).—The rheas are much like the ostriches in general appearance and in habits, but are smaller and less highly specialized for running. ..."

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