ratites


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ratites

[′ra‚tīts]
(vertebrate zoology)
A group of flightless, mostly large, running birds comprising several orders and including the emus, cassowaries, kiwis, and ostriches.
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The study, which also included DNA sequencing of 22 bird species including flightless and flighted birds, shows ratites became flightless around 65 million years ago.
* F.W.Huchzermeyer: Patologia de avestruces y otras ratites. Ediciones Mundi- Prensa, 1999
A number of schools, among them Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University, Mississippi State University, and Louisiana State University, are investigating the nutritional and medical needs of ratites, as well as other factors related to the birds' viability as agricultural products.
I had anice telephone chat with Maria Zannini, who thinks ratites will be an exception and a solid market will develop.
(1991) Comparative clinical anatomy of ratites. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 22 (2), 204-227.
Expect bats, birds of prey, ratites, rodents, ungulates, carnivores, honeybees and primates in their natural habitat.
(3) Foreign objects generally are encountered in ratites, gallinaceous birds, waterfowl, and psittacine birds.
Flightless species like the ratites - which include ostriches and emus, while penguins are another flightless bird but are not part of that same class - diverged from other prehistoric birds more than 100 million years ago.
The yield and nutritional value of meat from African Ungulates, camelidae, rodents, ratites and reptiles.
Lahore Zoo houses about 1200 animals of 120 species, including a number of carnivores, primates, deer, antelope, camelid, ratites, reptiles and birds.
The erythrocytes observed in the smears had nucleus and shape oval to elliptical, which differs from what was reported by Banks (1991) and Benez (2001) for birds and by Blue-McLendon and Green (2010) for ratites that only found oval cells with oval nuclei, as did Pacheco et al.
In ratites, such as emus and ostriches, the tongue epithelium is not keratinized (CROLE; SOLEY, 2010; GUIMARAES et al., 2009; SANTOS et al., 2011).