Definition of Momotus
1. Noun. Type genus of the Momotidae.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Momotidae, Momotidae
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Momotus
Literary usage of Momotus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. �Etudes m�edicales sur les serpents de la Vend�ee et de Loire-Inf�erieure by Ambroise Viaud-Grand-Marais, George Robert Gray (1848)
"momotus brasiliensis Lath. Ind. Orn. p. 140. Ramphastos momota Linn. ... momotus bahamensis GR Gray, Gen. of B. ip . Jard. and Selby, Itt. Orn. ns pl. ..."
2. Reports of Explorations and Surveys: To Ascertain the Most Practicable and by United States War Dept, Joseph Henry, United States Army. Corps of Engineers, Spencer Fullerton Baird (1858)
"momotus, LATHAM, Ind. Orn. I, 1790, 110. Priorities, ILLIGER, Prodromus, 1811, 224. Bill as long as the head, a little higher than broad ; only moderately ..."
3. Proceedings by Zoological Society of London (1857)
"momotus varius, Briss. Orn. iv. p.4G9 ; Gm. SN ip 357, is an old name founded on Ray's ... momotus."
4. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1855)
"DESCRIPTION OF A NEW SPECIES OF momotus. BY JOHN GOULD, FRS ETC. Mr. Gould exhibited a species of momotus, which he had had in his collection for many years ..."
5. Memoirs of Hugh Edwin Strickland by Hugh Edwin Strickland, William Jardine (1858)
"I should be inclined to regard momotus as merely the American form of the ... In momotus, and in Merops, we have the same lustrous sea-green plumage, ..."