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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History and Etymology for Gastornis

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

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“Gastornis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gastornis. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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