Jacanoidea

Jacanoidea

[‚jak·ə′nȯid·ē·ə]
(vertebrate zoology)
A monofamilial superfamily of colorful marshbirds distinguished by greatly elongated toes and claws, long legs, a short tail, and a straight bill.
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