Definition of Genus pelecanus
1. Noun. Type genus of the Pelecanidae.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Pelecanidae, Pelecanidae
Member holonyms: Pelecanus Erythrorhynchos, White Pelican, Old World White Pelican, Pelecanus Onocrotalus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Pelecanus
Literary usage of Genus pelecanus
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1. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1907)
"E. genus pelecanus. Pelecanus LINNAEUS, Syst. Nat., ed. 10, I, 1758, 132. o species, representing 4 modern genera. 1. onocrotalus, type of Onocrotalus ..."
2. Handbook to the Birds of Australia by John Gould (1865)
"Genus PELECANUS, Linnaeus. Six species of this remarkable genus of birds inhabit the Old World, and three America. None of them brave the cold blasts ..."
3. The Birds of Eastern North America Known to Occur East of the Nineteenth by Charles Barney Cory, Field Museum of Natural History (1899)
"genus pelecanus. LINN. 83 (125) PELECANUS ERYTHRORHYNCHOS. GMEL. American White Pelican. Gulf coast of United States; breeds in the interior from ..."