Definition of Momotus

1. Noun. Type genus of the Momotidae.

Exact synonyms: Genus Momotus
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Momotidae, Momotidae



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Momotus

Moluccas
Molucella
Molucella laevis
Molva
Molva molva
Mom
Mom and apple pie
Mombasa
Mommsen
Mommy
Momordica
Momordica balsamina
Momordica charantia
Momos
Momotidae
Momotus
Mon-Khmer
Mona
Mona Lisa
Monacan
Monaco
Monaco-Ville
Monaghan
Monakow
Monakow's bundle
Monakow's nucleus
Monakow's syndrome
Monakow's tract
Monandrian

Literary usage of Momotus

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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, ..."

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