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Definitions of dromaeognathae

  1. In Prof. Huxley's classification of birds, a sub- order of the Carinatae ( or birds having the sternum with a keel), including but one family, the Tinamidae or tinamous. In this suborder the bones of the upper jaw or skull are like what they are in the struthious or swift- footed birds, as the ostrich.
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