Definition of Family Plataleidae

1. Noun. Spoonbills.

Exact synonyms: Plataleidae
Generic synonyms: Bird Family
Group relationships: Ciconiiformes, Order Ciconiiformes
Member holonyms: Spoonbill, Genus Platalea, Platalea

Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Plataleidae

family Phylloxeridae
family Physeteridae
family Physidae
family Phytolaccaceae
family Picidae
family Pieridae
family Pinaceae
family Pinnotheridae
family Piperaceae
family Pipidae
family Pipridae
family Pittidae
family Plantaginaceae
family Plasmodiidae
family Plasmodiophoraceae
family Plataleidae (current term)
family Platanaceae
family Platanistidae
family Platycephalidae
family Plethodontidae
family Pleurobrachiidae
family Pleuronectidae
family Ploceidae
family Plumbaginaceae
family Pluteaceae
family Poaceae
family Podargidae
family Podicipedidae
family Podocarpaceae
family Poeciliidae

Literary usage of Family Plataleidae

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Bird Book: Illustrating in Natural Colors More Than Seven Hundred North by Chester Albert Reed (1914)
"Family PLATALEIDAE 183. ROSEATE SPOONBILL. Ajaia ajaja. Range.—Tropical America, north in summer to the Gulf States. They formerly nested in remote swamps ..."

2. Transactions of the American Dental Association at Its ... Annual Session by American Dental Association (1898)
"family Plataleidae. Ajaja rosea (Roseate Spoonbill), Florida and Southward. Family Ciconiidae. Ciconia alba (Stork), Africa. ..."

3. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1876)
"is claimed to have occurred in the West Indies, but I can find no satisfactory record of its capture. FAMILY Plataleidae. GENUS Ajaja REICH. ..."

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