Family DROMADIDAE

Family DROMADIDAE.

Schizorhinal; nostrils pervious, perforated in the hill itself and without any membranous operculum; no basipterygoid processes; cervical vertebrae fifteen.

The family consists of one genus of one species, Dromas ardeola, a very extraordinary bird with nitrification very unlike that of any other member of the Charadriidae and with characters which to some extent link it with the Ciconiidae and other families. I follow Lowe in placing it in the Suborder Lari-Limicolae, though I agree with him also m his opinion that the correct place for this bird is most difficult to decide. It may have to be raised to the status of a suborder.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.6 1929.
Title in Book: 
Family DROMADIDAE
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1929
Page No: 
94
M_ID: 
3963
M_SN: 
Dromadidae
Volume: 
Vol. 6
Term name: 
id: 
4880

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