Definition of Carinate bird
1. Noun. Birds having keeled breastbones for attachment of flight muscles.
Generic synonyms: Bird
Terms within: Keel
Derivative terms: Carinate
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Literary usage of Carinate bird
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1. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1888)
"... the pelvis of which is one of the largest and most remarkable in the class, and quite typical, nevertheless, as the pelvis of a carinate bird. ..."
2. The Monthly Microscopical Journal: Transactions of the Royal Microscopical by Royal Microscopical Society (Great Britain) (1873)
"Indeed, it were not an impossible task to make a dia- gramatic figure of a Carinate bird's skull that should serve as a general illustration for the whole ..."
3. The Scientific Memoirs of Thomas Henry Huxley by Thomas Henry Huxley, Michael Foster (1902)
"... are compared with those of a carinate bird of similar size and form of trunk, such as a Duck, ..."
4. Annual Report of the New York Zoological Society by New York Zoological Society (1905)
"One feature is the long and flexible neck, correlated with the long legs. The swan is the only carinate bird which equals the Ostrich in the number of ..."
5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1917)
"... KCMG, an interesting series of vertebrate remains from early Tertiary beds in southern Nigeria. These include a huge carinate bird ..."
6. An Introduction to the Classification of Animals by Thomas Henry Huxley (1869)
"The pectoral arch is extremely like that of a carinate bird, but no clavicles have been discovered. The manus has four digits ..."
7. On the Genesis of Species by Saint George Jackson Mivart (1871)
"And it must not be forgotten that a completely carinate bird (the Archeopteryx) existed at a time when, as yet, we have no evidence of some of the ..."