Carinatae meaning

(dated) A taxonomic subclass within the class Aves — Birds having a pronounced keel-like sternum, to which muscles used in flight attach.
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A taxonomic clade within the class Aves — Birds descended from a certain common ancestral type of bird, possibly having a keel-like sternum and other bone-structure characteristics.
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Origin of carinatae

  • From Latin carinatus (“shaped like a keel, having a keel-shaped ridge”)

    From Wiktionary