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Descriptor English: Palaeognathae
Descriptor Spanish: Paleognatos
Descriptor Portuguese: Paleógnatas
Descriptor French: Palaeognathae
Entry term(s): Bird, Kiwi
Kiwi Bird
Ratite
Ratites
Tree number(s): B01.050.150.900.248.600
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D046108
Scope note: A superorder of large, mostly flightless birds, named for their distinctive PALATE morphology. It includes the orders Apterygiformes, Casuriiformes, Dinornithiformes, RHEIFORMES; STRUTHIONIFORMES and Tinamiformes.
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CL classification
EM embryology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
IN injuries
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
SU surgery
UR urine
VI virology
Public MeSH Note: 2005; for KIWI BIRD see RATITES 2002-2004; for RATITES see RATITES 1999-2004
History Note: 2005
DeCS ID: 38438
Unique ID: D046108
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 2005/01/01
Date of Entry: 2004/07/07
Revision Date: 2009/07/06
Palaeognathae - Preferred
Concept UI M0452697
Scope note A superorder of large, mostly flightless birds, named for their distinctive PALATE morphology. It includes the orders Apterygiformes, Casuriiformes, Dinornithiformes, RHEIFORMES; STRUTHIONIFORMES and Tinamiformes.
Preferred term Palaeognathae
Ratites - Narrower
Concept UI M0029957
Scope note An obsolete superorder of flightless birds consisting of four orders: the Apterygiformes, which includes Kiwi birds; the Casuariiformes, the RHEIFORMES or Rheas, and the STRUTHIONIFORMES, or ostriches.
Preferred term Ratites
Entry term(s) Ratite
Kiwi Bird - Narrower
Concept UI M0029958
Preferred term Kiwi Bird
Entry term(s) Bird, Kiwi



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