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Kagu (family)
Temporal range: Holocene–Recent
Rhynochetos jubatus
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Aequorlitornithes
Clade: Ardeae
Superorder: Eurypygimorphae
Order: Eurypygiformes
Family: Rhynochetidae
Carus, 1868
Genus: Rhynochetos
Verreaux & Des Murs, 1860

Kagus (Rhynochetidae, Rhynochetos) is a genus and family of birds in the Eurypygiformes order. They feed by probing their bills into the soil.[1]

It contains the following species:

References

  1. ^ Frances, Peter; et al. (2007). Bird: The Definitive Visual Guide. Dorling Kindersley Inc. ISBN 1564582957. 
  2. ^ Balouet, J.C.; Olson, Storrs L. (1989). "Fossil birds from Late Quaternary deposits in New Caledonia" (PDF). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology. 469: 28–32. doi:10.5479/si.00810282.469. 
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