Definition of Gypaetus
1. Noun. In some classifications the type genus of the family Aegypiidae.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Accipitridae, Family Accipitridae
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gypaetus
Literary usage of Gypaetus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A History of the Birds of Europe: Including All the Species Inhabiting the by Henry Eeles Dresser, Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1881)
"... to that portion of the subregion— as, for instance, Tichodroma muraria, Montifringilla nivalis, and Pyrrhocorax alpinus ; and gypaetus barbatus inhabits ..."
2. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1809)
"... to form a new genus of it, under the name of gypaetus, by the following characters ... character he would define thus : gypaetus (grandis) ..."
3. The Bird by Jules Michelet (1869)
"... in the Jardin des Plantes, the ascendancy of the little over the great, of mind over matter, in the singular tete-a-tete of the gypaetus and the crow. ..."