Palaeognathae


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Palaeognathae

the more primitive of the two major groups of living birds, containing the RATITES and the tinamous. In contrast with the NEOGNATHAE, the jaw structure contains a large prevomer bone that contacts the pterygoid bones.
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We describe a new avian HBV causing severe hepatitis in the elegant-crested tinamou (Eudromia elegans), a member of the ancient group of birds the Palaeognathae, which includes emus (Dromaius novaehollandiae) and ostriches (Struthio spp.
Mixed paternity despite high male parental care in great tinamous and other Palaeognathae.
Elegant-crested tinamou (Eudromia elegans) belong to the family Tinamidae, which includes 47 species and 9 genera of birds native to Central and South America, and are related to ratites under the superorder Palaeognathae.