Definition of Turnicidae
1. Noun. Small Old World birds resembling but not related to true quail.
Generic synonyms: Bird Family
Group relationships: Gruiformes, Order Gruiformes
Member holonyms: Genus Turnix, Turnix, Genus Pedionomus, Pedionomus
Lexicographical Neighbors of Turnicidae
Literary usage of Turnicidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1911)
"... to be composed and the relations to them of some outlying forms usually regarded as Gallinaceous, the Turnicidae and ..."
2. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederic Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1899)
"Turnicidae.—In this group the bill is short, but commonly less stout than that of the Phasianidae, which it otherwise resembles ; the metatarsus is long, ..."
3. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1869)
"... yet it characterizes a family—Turnicidae. One of the rarest modifications, viz., abortion of rectrices, that marks a family of ..."
4. Fasciculi Malayenses: Anthropological and Zoological Results of an by Nelson Annandale, Herbert C. Robinson (1903)
"... yellowish-brown, the bill greenish-yellow, and the feet bright yellow. c Somewhat rare and shy, feeding on the tops of very high trees.' Turnicidae 221. ..."