When all other class distinctions are abolished, this one will remain, like the bones of the apteryx.
The New Zealand "kiwi," known to naturalists as the apteryx.
The wings of the apteryx are literally rudiments; a mere stump, terminated by a hook.
The extraordinary creature represented in the engraving is the “apteryx,” or “wingless bird” of New Zealand.
But with the cassowary, the emu, or the apteryx matters are very different.
Palapteryx, pal-ap′tėr-iks, n. a genus of fossil birds found in New Zealand, resembling the apteryx.
Bones of apteryx are also found fossil, but apparently of the same species as the living birds.
The coracoidal articular surfaces similar to those of apteryx.
Neither the apteryx nor the manchot fly any more than the ostrich.
The plumage of the apteryx is brown; it has no tail, and its mere stumps of wings are provided with strong and curved claws.