Definition of Tetraonidae
1. Noun. Grouse.
Generic synonyms: Bird Family
Group relationships: Galliformes, Order Galliformes
Member holonyms: Grouse, Genus Lyrurus, Lyrurus, Genus Lagopus, Lagopus, Genus Tetrao, Tetrao, Canachites, Genus Canachites, Centrocercus, Genus Centrocercus, Bonasa, Genus Bonasa, Genus Pedioecetes, Pedioecetes, Genus Tympanuchus, Tympanuchus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tetraonidae
Literary usage of Tetraonidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Birds of New England and Adjacent States: Containing Descriptions of the by Edward Augustus Samuels (1883)
"The tetraonidae are pre-eminently characterized among gallinaceous birds by their densely feathered tarsi, and by the feathers of the nasal fossa or groove, ..."