Definición de ichthyornis en Inglés

ichthyornis

Pronunciación /ˌikTHēˈôrnis/ /ˌɪkθiˈɔrnɪs/

nombre

  • An extinct, gull-like, fish-eating bird of the late Cretaceous period, with large toothed jaws.

    Genus Ichthyornis, order Ichthyornithiformes

    ‘At 2 feet long, Ichthyornis was about the same size (and shape) as a modern gull.’
    • ‘Unlike its contemporary Hesperornis, Ichthyornis could probably fly and had long wings.’

Origen

Modern Latin, from ichthyo- + Greek ornis ‘bird’.