Definition of Genus Plautus
1. Noun. A genus of Alcidae.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Alcidae, Family Alcidae
Member holonyms: Dovekie, Little Auk, Plautus Alle
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Plautus
Literary usage of Genus Plautus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Hand-book to the Birds of Great Britain by Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1897)
"Some varieties of the Razor-bill's eggs are not easy to distinguish from those of the Osprey." THE GREAT AUKS. genus Plautus. ..."
2. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1917)
"Although it may be interesting to know that Brunnich described the Loon (Gavia immer), and the genus Plautus for the Great Auk, and that his work is ..."
3. The Birds of Maine: With Key to and Description of the Various Species Known by Ora Willis Knight (1908)
"Genus PLAUTUS Brunnich. 33. Plautus impennis (Linn.). Great Auk; Gare Fowl. Plumage in adults: Chin, throat, fore-neck, and sides of head and neck dark ..."