Definition of Genus Rhea

1. Noun. Type genus of the Rheidae; large tall flightless South American birds similar to but smaller than ostriches.

Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Rheidae, Rheidae
Member holonyms: Rhea, Rhea Americana



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Rhea

genus Rauwolfia
genus Ravenala
genus Recurvirostra
genus Regalecus
genus Regnellidium
genus Regulus
genus Reithrodontomys
genus Remilegia
genus Reseda
genus Retama
genus Reticulitermes
genus Retrophyllum
genus Rhagoletis
genus Rhamnus
genus Rhapis
genus Rhea (current term)
genus Rheum
genus Rhexia
genus Rhincodon
genus Rhinoceros
genus Rhinonicteris
genus Rhinoptera
genus Rhipsalis
genus Rhizobium
genus Rhizoctinia
genus Rhizophora
genus Rhizopogon
genus Rhizopus
genus Rhodanthe
genus Rhododendron

Literary usage of Genus Rhea

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

1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1903)
"... In the genus Rhea, the only genus of the present family, are contained those ostrich-like birds of South America, commonly known in Europe as nandu. ..."

2. Ostriches and Ostrich Farming by Julius de Mosenthal, James Edmund Harting (1877)
"THE members of the genus Rhea, as before remarked, differ conspicuously from Struthio, in having the head and neck completely fea- thered, in possessing no ..."

3. The Natural History of Secession by Thomas Shepard Goodwin (1865)
"The genus Rhea comprises the American Ostrich, of South America, which is much smaller than the preceding, and particularly distinguished by having three ..."

4. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Pierre André Latreille (1831)
"It is the genus Rhea of Brisson. The Portuguese of Brazil have transferred to it the name of Emeu, which properly belongs to the Cassowary. ..."

5. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1896)
"... the genus Rhea (p. m) is given as limited to the Chilian subregion, whereas it has a wide distribution in the Brazilian subregion as well; ..."

6. A Year in Brazil: With Notes on the Abolition of Slavery, the Finances of by Hastings Charles Dent (1886)
"The notes are as nearly as possible as follows:— M. Liais * says of the birds of Brazil, " Besides the genus Rhea, characteristic of American ornithological ..."

7. Natural History: A Manual of Zoology for Schools, Colleges, and the General by Sanborn Tenney (1872)
"The genus Rhea comprises the American Ostrich, of South America, which is much smaller than the preceding, and particularly distinguished by having three ..."

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