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Superorder Palaeognathae

Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae)
Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae)
Source: Microsoft® Encarta® 96 Encyclopedia

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Knapp, Robbin D. 1998. "Superorder Palaeognathae" in Robb's Online Multimedia Database of Animals and Plants. Sept. 25, 1998.

Orders of the Superorder Palaeognathae (Birds with "early jaws")

  1. Ratitae: Struthioniformes (Ostrich)
  2. Ratitae: Rheiformes (rheas) sometimes grouped with Struthioniformes
  3. Ratitae: Casuariiformes (cassowaries, emus, casuaries) sometimes grouped with Struthioniformes
  4. Ratitae: Aepyornithiformes (elephant birds) extinct
  5. Ratitae: Dinornithiformes (moas and Anomalopteryx) extinct
  6. Ratitae: Apterygiformes (kiwis)
  7. Tinamiformes (tinamous)

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