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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New Latin, from aphan- + Apteryx

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“Aphanapteryx.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Aphanapteryx. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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