What is another word for Family Cariamidae?

2 synonyms found


[ fˈamɪli kˈaɹi͡əmˌɪdiː], [ fˈamɪli kˈaɹi‍əmˌɪdiː], [ f_ˈa_m_ɪ_l_i k_ˈa_ɹ_iə_m_ˌɪ_d_iː]

Family Cariamidae is a group of flightless birds that are commonly referred to as seriemas. Seriemas are native to South America and are part of the same family as the extinct terror birds. While "family Cariamidae" is the scientific name for this bird family, there are a few synonyms that can be used interchangeably. These include the common name seriemas, as well as the alternate scientific names Cariamiformes or Cariamae. Whatever name you choose to use, these birds are known for their long legs, sharp talons, and a unique voice that is used to communicate with their family members.

Synonyms for Family cariamidae:

How to use "Family cariamidae" in context?

Family Cariamidae comprise about 100 species of small, non-venomous snakes found in both North and South America. They are typically small endemic snakes, ranging from 8 to 30 inches long, but some species can reach up to 48 inches long. Most of the species are brightly colored with a contrasting stripe down the back, and all have round pupils.

The family is endemic to North and South America. Most of the species are found in moist habitats in forests, marshes and other humid areas. They feed on small animals, but some species are capable of feeding on large prey.

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