Definition of Genus Mergus
1. Noun. Mergansers.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Merginae, Subfamily Merginae
Member holonyms: Fish Duck, Merganser, Sawbill, Sheldrake, Goosander, Mergus Merganser, American Merganser, Mergus Merganser Americanus, Mergus Serrator, Red-breasted Merganser, Mergus Albellus, Smew
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Mergus
Literary usage of Genus Mergus
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1. Memoirs of the Wernerian Natural History Society by Wernerian Natural History Society, Edinburgh, Wernerian Natural History Society (Edinburgh, Scotland) (1823)
"Observations on some Species of the genus Mergus. By JAMES WILSON, Esq. (Read 22d March 1823.) -c\.MONG many recent elucidations of the more difficult ..."
2. A History of British Birds: The Figures Engraved on Wood by Thomas Bewick, Ralph Beilby, Henry Cotes (1816)
"His arrangement is as follows:— genus Mergus. Species 1. Merganser Goosander. 2. Castor Dun-Diver. 3. Serrator Less Dun-Diver. 4. Albellus Smew. 5. ..."
3. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1876)
"... and removing the single species of loon to his genus Mergus (not Mergus Linn., 1758 and 1748) in which he placed all the other loons known to him, ..."
4. A history of British birds, indigenous and migratory by William Macgillivray (1852)
"All the birds of this family were included by Linnaeus in his genus Mergus, to which we usually give the name of Merganser. Of the four species that inhabit ..."