Definition of Genus cracticus
1. Noun. Type genus of the Cracticidae: Australian butcherbirds.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Cracticidae, Family Cracticidae
Member holonyms: Butcherbird
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Cracticus
Literary usage of Genus cracticus
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1. Magazine of Natural History edited by John Claudius Loudon, Edward Charlesworth, John Denson (1838)
"... gives it so great an approximation, (or rather analogy), to the Australian genus, Cracticus, that it may be considered an intermediate link. ..."
2. Essays and Observations on Natural History, Anatomy, Physiology, Psychology by John Hunter, Richard Owen (1861)
"The Australian crows are referred to the genus Cracticus.] * [Gould remarks, " It is exceedingly interesting to trace the range of the members of this genus ..."
3. Western Australian Year Book by Western Australia Registry Dept (1902)
"There are five Western Australian species, and all are classed under the genus Cracticus. The Western Australian representatives are true types, ..."