Definition of Family dinornithidae

1. Noun. Moas.

Exact synonyms: Dinornithidae
Generic synonyms: Bird Family
Group relationships: Dinornithiformes, Order Dinornithiformes
Member holonyms: Dinornis, Genus Dinornis, Moa, Genus Anomalopteryx

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Dinornithidae

family Delphinidae
family Dematiaceae
family Dendrocolaptidae
family Dennstaedtiaceae
family Dermestidae
family Dermochelyidae
family Desmidiaceae
family Desmodontidae
family Diapensiaceae
family Diaspididae
family Dicamptodontidae
family Dicranaceae
family Didelphidae
family Dilleniaceae
family Dinornithidae
family Diodontidae
family Diomedeidae
family Dioscoreaceae
family Dipodidae
family Dipsacaceae
family Dipterocarpaceae
family Discoglossidae
family Doliolidae
family Dracunculidae
family Drepanididae
family Dromaeosauridae
family Droseraceae
family Drosophilidae
family Dryopteridaceae

Literary usage of Family dinornithidae

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

1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1903)
"... created to contain the family Dinornithidae, a group susceptible of being divided into at least three subfamilies, and a number of genera (see Trans. ..."

2. Text-book of Paleontology by Karl Alfred von Zittel (1902)
"... but more often considered as families, super-families, or sub-orders. The extinct Moas forming the family Dinornithidae form a distinct division, ..."

3. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederic Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1899)
"... The family dinornithidae contains those well-known extinct New Zealand forms the Moas, as they are supposed to have been denominated by the Maories, ..."

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