Definition of Genus Phasianus

1. Noun. Type genus of the Phasianidae: the typical pheasants.

Exact synonyms: Phasianus
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Phasianidae, Phasianidae
Member holonyms: Pheasant, Phasianus Colchicus, Ring-necked Pheasant



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Phasianus

genus Phacochoerus
genus Phaethon
genus Phaius
genus Phalacrocorax
genus Phalaenopsis
genus Phalaenoptilus
genus Phalanger
genus Phalangium
genus Phalaris
genus Phalaropus
genus Phallus
genus Pharomacrus
genus Phascogale
genus Phascolarctos
genus Phaseolus
genus Phasianus (current term)
genus Phegopteris
genus Phellodendron
genus Phenacomys
genus Philadelphus
genus Philaenus
genus Phillyrea
genus Philodendron
genus Philohela
genus Philomachus
genus Philophylla
genus Phlebodium
genus Phlebotomus
genus Phleum
genus Phlomis

Literary usage of Genus Phasianus

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

1. The natural history of gallinaceous birds by William Jardine, Andrew Crichton (1834)
"genus Phasianus, Auctorum. THE RING-NECKED PHEASANT. ... WITH this bird we enter the genus Phasianus, as it is now restricted by modern ornithologists. ..."

2. The Natural History of Game-birds by William Jardine (1860)
"genus Phasianus, Auctorum. THE RING-NECKED PHEASANT. ... WITH this bird we enter the genus Phasianus, as it is now restricted by modern ornithologists. ..."

3. Monthly Review (1820)
"... the present genus, the birds of which it is composed being considered by Linné and his followers as constituting part of his artificial genus Phasianus. ..."

4. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"The common pheasant is typical of the whole group. The genus Phasianus contains some fifteen other species, all natives of Central or Eastern Asia. ..."

5. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1820)
"... and his followers as constituting part of his artificial genus Phasianus. The earlier ornithologists, amongst whom were Gesner, ..."

6. A Hand-book to the Birds of Great Britain by Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1897)
"... as in the genus Phasianus, the first primary is about equal to the eighth. The tail, however, in typical Pheasants is much longer than the wing, ..."

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