Definition of Genus Platalea

1. Noun. Type genus of the Plataleidae.

Exact synonyms: Platalea
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Plataleidae, Plataleidae
Member holonyms: Common Spoonbill, Platalea Leucorodia, Ajaia, Genus Ajaia

Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Platalea

genus Pithecanthropus
genus Pithecellobium
genus Pithecia
genus Pithecolobium
genus Pitta
genus Pituophis
genus Pitymys
genus Pityrogramma
genus Placuna
genus Plagianthus
genus Planera
genus Planococcus
genus Plantago
genus Plasmodiophora
genus Plasmodium
genus Platalea (current term)
genus Platanthera
genus Platanus
genus Platichthys
genus Platycerium
genus Platylobium
genus Platymiscium
genus Platypoecilus
genus Platystemon
genus Plautus
genus Plecotus
genus Plectania
genus Plectorrhiza
genus Plectranthus
genus Plectrophenax

Literary usage of Genus Platalea

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

1. Handbook to the Birds of Australia by John Gould (1865)
"Genus PLATALEA, Linnaeus. Widely distributed indeed are the members of this strikingly peculiar form; besides inhabiting most of the countries of the Old ..."

2. An introduction to the Birds of Australia by John Gould (1848)
"Genus PLATALEA. Two species of this genus inhabit Australia, both of which are, I believe, peculiar to that country, where they perform precisely the same ..."

3. Birds by Eugene William Oates, William Thomas Blanford (1889)
"Genus PLATALEA, Linn., 1766. Both mandibles greatly flattened, especially anteriorly, where they become broader, spoon-shaped, and slightly curved down at ..."

4. Elements of Ornithology: Prepared for the Use of Schools and Colleges by William Samuel Waithman Ruschenberger, Henri Milne-Edwards, Achille Comté (1845)
"A spoon-shaped bill, as in the genus Platalea. Nail at the tip of the bill, Fig. 22. Fig. 12. A compressed bill, as in Geese. Fig. 13. ..."

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