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 for Pterocletes
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pterocletes \Pter`o*cle"tes\, n. pl. [NL., fr Pterocles, the
     typical genus, fr. Gr. ? feather + ?, ?, a key, tongue of a
     clasp.] (Zool.)
     A division of birds including the sand grouse. They are in
     some respects intermediate between the pigeons and true
     grouse. Called also Pteroclomorph[ae].
     [1913 Webster]

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