Definition of Family Turnicidae

1. Noun. Small Old World birds resembling but not related to true quail.

Exact synonyms: Turnicidae
Generic synonyms: Bird Family
Group relationships: Gruiformes, Order Gruiformes
Member holonyms: Genus Turnix, Turnix, Genus Pedionomus, Pedionomus

Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Turnicidae

family Trionychidae
family Triopidae
family Trochilidae
family Troglodytidae
family Trogonidae
family Trombiculidae
family Trombidiidae
family Tropaeolaceae
family Trypetidae
family Tuberaceae
family Tuberculariaceae
family Tulostomaceae
family Tulostomataceae
family Tupaiidae
family Turnicidae (current term)
family Tylenchidae
family Typhaceae
family Typhlopidae
family Tytonidae
family Uintatheriidae
family Ulmaceae
family Ulvaceae
family Umbelliferae
family Unionidae
family Upupidae
family Uranoscopidae
family Ursidae
family Urticaceae
family Usneaceae

Literary usage of Family Turnicidae

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

1. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia by 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 ..."

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