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  • proper noun A taxonomic family within the order Coraciiformes — the ground rollers.


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Brachypteracias +‎ -idae


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  • Many of the species belong to the endemic families or subfamilies Mesitornithidae, Brachypteraciidae, Philepittinae, Vangidae, Bernieridae, and Couinae.

    Madagascar lowland forests 2007

  • It's superficially similar to true rollers (Coraciidae) and ground-rollers (Brachypteraciidae) but, unlike them, has semi-zygodactyl feet (though it has frequently very depicted inaccurately by artists who, in the absence of better information, have assumed that it's anisodactyl, like true rollers).

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science Darren Naish 2010


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