notornis plural notornis : takahe
Then there's the takahe, the giant flightless "notornis" thought to be extinct until rediscovered in the late 1940s in Fiordland.Brian Rudman, The New Zealand Herald, 30 June 2010

Word History


New Latin, from not- + New Latin -ornis

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“Notornis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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