Definition of Genus Dacelo
1. Noun. Australasian kingfishers.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Alcedinidae, Family Alcedinidae
Member holonyms: Dacelo Gigas, Kookaburra, Laughing Jackass
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Dacelo
Literary usage of Genus Dacelo
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1. An introduction to the Birds of Australia by John Gould (1848)
"E. Genus DACELO. The members of the genus Dacelo comprise the largest species of the great family of the ..."
2. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Pierre André Latreille (1831)
"It is from this division that M. Leach has made his genus DACELO. NB In several of the fig. Enl. the beaks are not sufficiently inflated. ..."
3. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1867)
"... Kingfishers are seen in Alcedo ispida and A. gigantea, "the last of which has been made into the genus Dacelo. It will nevertheless be found that from ..."
4. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1861)
"... from which they differ principally in the broader and stouter bill. The genus dacelo (Leach) is found in Australia and New Guinea; ..."
5. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania by Royal Society of Tasmania (1882)
"S about 15 species, those of the genus Dacelo—generally known as "Laughing Jackasses," from their peculiar cry—being of large size and peculiar to the ..."