Definition of Ortalis

1. Noun. Chachalacas.

Exact synonyms: Genus Ortalis
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Cracidae, Family Cracidae
Member holonyms: Chachalaca, Ortilis Vetula Macalli, Texas Chachalaca



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ortalis

Orontium
Orontium aquaticum
Orosirian
Oroya fever
Orozco
Orphean
Orpheus
Orphic
Orphism
Orpington
Orr
Orrin
Orsamål
Orsi-Grocco method
Orson Welles
Ortalis (current term)
Ortega
Orth's fixative
Orth's stain
Orthilia
Orthodox
Orthodox Catholic Church
Orthodox Church
Orthodox Churches
Orthodox Jew
Orthodox Jews
Orthodox Judaism
Orthodoxy
Orthomyxoviridae

Literary usage of Ortalis

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1. ... Arrangement of the Families of Mammals. With Analytical Tables by Theodore Gill (1874)
"After having thus disposed of those species placed by Meigen in the genus Ortalis, which have either to be entirely withdrawn from the family of ..."

2. Check-list of North American Birds by American Ornithologists' Union (1910)
"Ortalis MERREM, Avium Rar. Icones et Descr., II, 1786, 40 Type, ... Ortalis vetula (WAGLER). RANGE.— Southern Texas south through Mexico and Central America ..."

3. The Journal of the Linnean Society by Linnean Society of London (1857)
"Length of the hody 4 J lines ; of the wings 9 lines. Gen. Ortalis, Fallen. The two following species helong to a new group of Ortalis, ..."

4. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederic Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1899)
"The range covers Central and South America, excluding the Greater Antilles, Chili and Patagonia, but one species (Ortalis vet it/a) even reaches as far ..."

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