Definition of Family dendrocolaptidae
1. Noun. Woodhewers or woodcreepers.
Generic synonyms: Bird Family
Group relationships: Suborder Tyranni, Tyranni
Member holonyms: Dendrocolaptes, Genus Dendrocolaptes, Tree Creeper, Wood-creeper, Woodcreeper, Woodhewer
Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Dendrocolaptidae
Literary usage of Family dendrocolaptidae
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 (1876)
"... family, Dendrocolaptidae. These streaked Sedge Creepers here took the place of their longer tailed cousins ..."
2. Island Life: Or, The Phenomena and Causes of Insular Faunas and Floras by Alfred Russel Wallace (1881)
"... the exquisite little manakins, and the gorgeously colored chatterers; the host of tree-creepers of the family Dendrocolaptidae, the wonderful toucans, ..."
3. Proceedings by Zoological Society of London (1889)
"The following species of the family Dendrocolaptidae, so far as I can make out, appear to be undescribed. They are based on specimens in the British Museum, ..."