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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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(2006): Phylogenetic interpretation of eggs and eggshells: implications for phylogeny and Paleognathae