Definition of Genus Tyrannus
1. Noun. Type genus of the Tyrannidae: tyrant flycatchers.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Superfamily Tyrannidae, Tyrannidae
Member holonyms: Kingbird, Tyrannus Tyrannus
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Tyrannus
Literary usage of Genus Tyrannus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. American Ornithology: Or The Natural History of the Birds of the United States by Alexander Wilson, Charles Lucian Bonaparte, Robert Jameson, George Ord, William Maxwell Hetherington (1831)
"Notwithstanding this similarity, some authors have placed the fork-tailed flycatcher in their genus Tyrannus, and the present bird in Muscicapa, whereas, ..."
2. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1907)
"genus Tyrannus. Tyrannus CUVIER, Le^. d'Anat. Comp., I, 1799, tab. ii. Proposed for the "Tyrans" as distinguished from the ..."
3. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, Exhibiting a View of the Progressive by Robert Jameson, Sir William Jardine, Henry D Rogers (1863)
"... genus Tyrannus of Vieillot; but Swainson was the first to apply the specific name of Linnaeus to the generic one of Vieillot. The question now arises, ..."
4. Memoirs of Hugh Edwin Strickland by Hugh Edwin Strickland, William Jardine (1858)
"For example, the Muscicapa crinita of Linnaeus belongs to the modern genus Tyrannus of Vieillot; but Swainson was the first to apply the specific name of ..."
5. The Birds of Eastern North America Known to Occur East of the Nineteenth by Charles Barney Cory, Field Museum of Natural History (1899)
"(GMEL.) Scissor-tailed Flycatcher. Western species; accidental in eastern United States, New England, Florida, etc. genus Tyrannus. Ct VIER. ..."
6. Check-list of North American Birds by American Ornithologists' Union (1910)
"... winters from southern Mexico to Panama; accidental locally from Colorado, Keewatin, and New Brunswick south to Florida. genus Tyrannus LACEPEDE. ..."