Gruidae


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Gruidae

[′grü·ə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
The cranes, a family of large, tall, cosmopolitan wading birds in the order Gruiformes.
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Mitochondrial phylogeography, subspecific taxonomy, and conservation genetics of sandhill cranes (Grus canadensis; Aves: Gruidae).
Anatomy of the middle ear of the Japanese crane Grus japonensis (Gruidae: Aves).
Phylogenetic relationships among cranes (Gruiformes: Gruidae) based on DNA hybridization.
In addition, the crane was able to breathe normally but showed some permanent voice changes, with a loss of the vibrato typical of gruidae calls.