Definition of Tympanuchus
1. Noun. Prairie chickens.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Tetraonidae, Tetraonidae
Member holonyms: Prairie Chicken, Prairie Fowl, Prairie Grouse
Lexicographical Neighbors of Tympanuchus
Literary usage of Tympanuchus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1895)
"A REMARKABLE PLUMAGE OF THE PRAIRIE HEN (Tympanuchus AMERICANOS'). KV WILLIAM BREWSTER. Plate II. THE Prairie Hen figured in this number of 'The Auk' is one ..."
2. The Code of Nomenclature and Check-list of North American Birds Adopted by by American Ornithologists' Union (1886)
"Tympanuchus cupido (LINN.). Heath lien. Tetrao cupido LINN. SN ed. 10, I., 160. ... HAB. Island of Martha's Vineyard, Mass. 307. Tympanuchus pallidicinctus ..."
3. American Game-bird Shooting by George Bird Grinnell (1910)
"Tympanuchus cupido. Tympanuchus americanus. Tympanuchus americanus ... Tympanuchus pallidicinctus. The familiar prairie chicken or prairie hen of a ..."
4. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1907)
"Tetrao cupido Linn., type of Tympanuchus Gloger, 1842. 2. " umbellus Linn. ... Tympanuchus Gloger, Gemein. Hand, und Hilfsbuch Naturg., 1842, 3£6. ..."