Definition of Order Coraciiformes
1. Noun. Rollers; kingfishers; hornbills; hoopoes; motmots; bee eaters; todies.
Generic synonyms: Animal Order
Group relationships: Aves, Class Aves
Member holonyms: Coraciiform Bird, Coraciidae, Family Coraciidae, Alcedinidae, Family Alcedinidae, Family Meropidae, Meropidae, Bucerotidae, Family Bucerotidae, Family Upupidae, Upupidae, Family Phoeniculidae, Phoeniculidae, Family Momotidae, Momotidae, Family Todidae, Todidae
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Order Coraciiformes
Literary usage of Order Coraciiformes
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1. A Hand-book to the Birds of Great Britain by Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1896)
"order Coraciiformes. In this Order are comprised several Sub-orders of birds, most of which are inhabitants of the Tropics, and do not immediately concern ..."
2. General Zoology by Arthur Sperry Pearse (1917)
"... goatsuckers, woodpeckers, and a few other rare forms are placed together in the order Coraciiformes because of certain anatomical similarities. ..."