Definition of Genus Recurvirostra

1. Noun. Type genus of the Recurvirostridae: avocets.

Exact synonyms: Recurvirostra
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Recurvirostridae, Recurvirostridae
Member holonyms: Avocet

Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Recurvirostra

genus Ramalina
genus Ramphomicron
genus Rana
genus Ranatra
genus Rangifer
genus Ranunculus
genus Raoulia
genus Raphia
genus Raphicerus
genus Raphus
genus Ratibida
genus Rattus
genus Rauvolfia
genus Rauwolfia
genus Ravenala
genus Recurvirostra (current term)
genus Regalecus
genus Regnellidium
genus Regulus
genus Reithrodontomys
genus Remilegia
genus Reseda
genus Retama
genus Reticulitermes
genus Retrophyllum
genus Rhagoletis
genus Rhamnus
genus Rhapis
genus Rhea
genus Rheum

Literary usage of Genus Recurvirostra

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

1. An introduction to the Birds of Australia by John Gould (1848)
"Genus RECURVIROSTRA. This form, like that of Himantopus, is widely distributed over the globe, since species inhabit America, Africa, Europe, ..."

2. The Birds of Eastern North America Known to Occur East of the Nineteenth by Charles Barney Cory, Field Museum of Natural History (1899)
"genus Recurvirostra. LINN. 182 (225) RECURVIROSTRA AMERICANA. GMEL. American Avocet. Temperate North America ; breeds from Illinois to the Saskatchewan and ..."

3. Handbook of Birds of the Western United States: Including the Great Plains by Florence Merriam Bailey (1921)
"... toes half webbed Recurvirostra, p.. small web between outer and middle toes . Himantopus, p.. genus Recurvirostra. 225. Recurvirostra americana Gmel. ..."

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