Aphanapteryx

noun Aph·a·nap·ter·yx \ ˌafəˈnaptə(ˌ)riks \

Definition of Aphanapteryx

: a genus consisting of two extinct species (Aphanapteryx bonasia and Aphanapteryx leguati) of large, long-billed, flightless rails formerly inhabiting the Mascarene Islands

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Origin and Etymology of aphanapteryx

New Latin, from aphan- + Apteryx


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