Gastornis

noun Gas·tor·nis \ gaˈstȯrnə̇s \

Definition of Gastornis

:a genus of large extinct birds (order Diatrymiformes) from the Eocene formations of the Paris basin that are similar and related to those of the genus Diatryma

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Origin and Etymology of gastornis

New Latin, from Gaston Planté †1889 French physician + Greek ornis bird


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