Definition of Genus Apteryx
1. Noun. Type genus of the Apterygidae: kiwis.
Group relationships: Apterygidae, Family Apterygidae
Member holonyms: Apteryx, Kiwi
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Apteryx
Literary usage of Genus Apteryx
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1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1862)
"THERE appears to be sufficient evidence of the present existence of at least four species of birds of the genus Apteryx in New Zealand, concerning which we ..."
2. Excelsior by James Hamilton (1855)
"... and the fast disappearing species of the anomalous genus, Apteryx, one of which, figured from the life by Mr. Wolf, forms an illustration of the present ..."
3. Handbook to the Birds of Australia by John Gould (1865)
"In calling the attention of the Meeting," said Mr. Bartlett, " to the large collection of specimens of the genus Apteryx on the table, I beg to state that I ..."
4. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1847)
"... of which the Dinornis, so ably described by Professor Owen, formed a part, and of which the genus Apteryx is the only form at present known to exist; ..."
5. The Geographical Distribution of Animals: With a Study of the Relations of by Alfred Russel Wallace (1876)
"The genus Apteryx forms a distinct family of birds, of which four species are now known, besides some which are extinct. They are allied to the Cassowary ..."
6. Reports on Zoology for 1843, 1844 by Andreas Johann Wagner, Franz Hermann Troschel, Wilhelm Ferdinand Erichson, Carl Th. Ernst Siebold (1847)
"It has not yet been seen living. (Ann. Nat. Hist. xii, pp. 438, 444.) Owen has completed his important Monograph on the genus Apteryx. ..."
7. An introduction to the Birds of Australia by John Gould (1848)
"Genus APTERYX. New Zealand is the only country wherein the members of this genus now exist; but they doubtless formerly ranged over that continent of which ..."