Definition of Genus Turnix
1. Noun. Type genus of the Turnicidae: button quail.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Turnicidae, Turnicidae
Member holonyms: Bustard Quail, Button Quail, Button-quail, Hemipode, Ortygan
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Turnix
Literary usage of Genus Turnix
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Key to North American Birds: Containing a Concise Account of Every Species by Elliott Coues (1872)
"The crop is said to be wanting in some, as is also the hind toe. There are some twenty current species of the principal genus, Turnix, to which Gray adds ..."
2. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1894)
"... was employed by Oken in 1816 for the genus Turnix, and also by Illiger, in a slightly different form, in the same sense as early as ..."
3. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederic Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1899)
"... which run from the shell. The adults frequently fight, but the sex of the combatants is-uncertain. The genus Turnix includes some twenty ..."
4. The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex. by Charles Darwin (1871)
"In one section of the genus Turnix, quail-like birds, the female is invariably larger than the male (being nearly twice as large in one of the Australian ..."
5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The rest are natives of various parts of the Ethiopian, Indian, and Australian Regions. It is characteristic of the genus Turnix to want the hind toe ..."
6. An introduction to the Birds of Australia by John Gould (1848)
"Genus TURNIX. However widely the members of this genus are dispersed, inhabiting as one or other of them do all quarters of the Old World, Australia is the ..."