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Dromornithidae

Dromornithidae (the dromornithids) were a clade of large, flightless Australian birds of the Oligocene through Pleistocene epochs. All are now extinct. They were ...

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Its Dromornis genus belonged to the Dromornithidae family of huge birds also known as "Mihirungs." “Mihirungs were giant flightless birds only found in Australia and are known only from fossils,” explained Worthy. “The largest stood two meters [6.
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Its genus was part of the Dromornithidae family of giant birds called “Mihirungs.” Mihirungs were huge flightless birds found only in Australia and studied only via fossil species. The largest among them was about 6.
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Para além destes mamíferos havia ainda, dentro da classe reptiliana, um dos maiores lagartos do planeta a pisar terra, designado por Varanus priscus, para além de um grupo de aves gigantes, os Dromornithidae, que não voavam devido às suas ...
Giant Bird Became Extinct After Humans Ate Its Eggs

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