What is another word for Family Aepyornidae?

2 synonyms found


[ fˈamɪli ˈiːpɪˌɔːnɪdˌiː], [ fˈamɪli ˈiːpɪˌɔːnɪdˌiː], [ f_ˈa_m_ɪ_l_i_ ˈiː_p_ɪ__ˌɔː_n_ɪ_d_ˌiː]

The Family Aepyornidae, commonly known as the elephant bird family, includes the extinct species of the world's largest birds. The term "Aepyornidae" is derived from the Greek words 'aipys' meaning high and 'orny' meaning bird. The elephant bird family primarily inhabited Madagascar between 25,000 and 1,000 years ago. Synonyms for the term 'Family Aepyornidae' include the 'elephant bird family,' 'Vorompatra' (meaning 'big bird' in Malagasy), and 'Aepyornithidae.' These giant birds' eggs were large enough to accommodate up to four gallons of liquid, and they weighed around 27 pounds, which is equivalent to the weight of 150 chicken eggs. Today, only their fossils and a few remains are left to tell the stories of these fascinating creatures.

Related words: aepyornis, elephant bird, aepyornithid, Aepyornis magnificens, aepyornithiform

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    How to use "Family aepyornidae" in context?

    The Family Aepyornidae contains only one genus, Aepyornis. This genus contains only one species, the Osprey. The Osprey is a iconic raptor, known for its hunting style, which includes soaring and diving in search of prey.

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