: 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

Word History


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

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“Gastornis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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