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phylum Chordata Dromornis is a genus of prehistoric birds that stood up to 3 metres (9.8 ft) tall and weighed up to 650 kg. Although they looked like giant emus, the Dromornis are more closely related to fowl. Dromornis are part of a family of giant birds called Dromornithidae that lived from 8 million years ago until less than 30,000 years ago. Australia had been separated from the big southern landmass of Gondwana for millions of years by this time.

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clade Diapsida
Class Aves
order Gastornithiformes
family †Dromornithidae
genus †Dromornis
Temporal range Late Paleocene
to Middle Eocene