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> The relationships of these birds to others are unclear, but they are not
> related to emus and I believe are not even ratites.
> Ronald I. Orenstein                           

Apparently, Ronald posted this message Nov 30th, but I certainly don't recall
seeing it before (I've just got it - Dec 5th.. I have read your explanation BTW
Mickey). If posts like this can just 'vanish', might that explain where my
Rearing Sauropods (DISH etc) one went? Anyone?

Anyway, dromornithids aren't ratites, that's correct, but I believe it has 
been shown that they were some kind of giant galliform. Typically, they have
been illustrated as looking rather emu-like, but at least one good restoration
appears where the things are like giant mallee-fowl. Literature on them appears

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