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.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Phasianidae, Phasianidae
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Odontophorus
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 ..."