Definition of Genus Odontophorus

1. Noun. Genus of Central and South American crested partridges resembling quails; sometimes placed in a distinct subfamily or isolated in a distinct family.

Exact synonyms: Odontophorus
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Phasianidae, Phasianidae

Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Odontophorus

genus Nymphalis
genus Nymphicus
genus Nypa
genus Nyssa
genus Oceanites
genus Ochna
genus Ochotona
genus Ochroma
genus Ocimum
genus Octopus
genus Ocyurus
genus Odobenus
genus Odocoileus
genus Odontaspis
genus Odontoglossum
genus Odontophorus (current term)
genus Oecanthus
genus Oedogonium
genus Oenanthe
genus Oenothera
genus Oestrus
genus Okapia
genus Olea
genus Oleandra
genus Olearia
genus Olfersia
genus Oligoplites
genus Oligoporus
genus Ommastrephes
genus Omphalotus

Literary usage of Genus Odontophorus

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

1. Proceedings of the Committee of Science and Correspondence of the Zoological by Zoological Society of London Committee of Science and Correspondence, Committee of Science and Correspondence, Zoological Society of London (1850)
"... for in the rich Museum of Leyden, I lately found a species which was previously unknown to me ; it pertains to the genus Odontophorus, and I propose for ..."

2. The Birds of India: Being a Natural History of All the Birds Known to by Thomas Claverhill Jerdon (1864)
"One genus, Odontophorus, is chiefly found in South America. It has the bill short, much arched, and with two small teeth on each side of the lower mandible ..."

3. The Republic of Costa Rica by Joaquín Bernardo Calvo Mora (1889)
"... in common with four others of the genus Odontophorus, may be mentioned for their similarity to the Red Partridge of Europe, notwithstanding there is no ..."

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