Notornis

noun
No·​tor·​nis | \ nəˈtȯrnə̇s \

Definition of Notornis

2 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

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History and Etymology for Notornis

New Latin, from not- + New Latin -ornis

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“Notornis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Notornis. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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