Definition of Genus grus
1. Noun. Type genus of the Gruidae: typical cranes.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Gruidae, Gruidae
Member holonyms: Grus Americana, Whooper, Whooping Crane
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Literary usage of Genus grus
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1. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1907)
"E. genus grus. Grus PALLAS, Misc. ... apparently excludes the Cranes with bare heads referred by modern writers to the genus Grus. ..."
2. Handbook to the Birds of Australia by John Gould (1865)
"Genus GRUS, Linnaeus. The Australian member of this genus is, as far as I am aware, ... Like other members of the genus Grus, it is stately and ..."
3. Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1825)
"Although Wilson, who followed Latham, did not adopt the genus GRUS, yet he admirably pointed out the differential characters. He was, however, led into ..."
4. Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences by Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences (1915)
"XV); and it will in all likelihood be found that they will be practically the same in all species of true cranes of the genus Grus.1 This extinct species of ..."
5. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Pierre André Latreille (1831)
"The first tribe forms but one great genus. GRUS, Lin. The Cranes have a straight beak, but slightly cleft; the membranous fossae of the nostrils, ..."