Definition of Genus phaethon
1. Noun. Type genus of the Phaethontidae.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Phaethontidae, Phaethontidae
Member holonyms: Boatswain Bird, Tropic Bird, Tropicbird
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Phaethon
Literary usage of Genus phaethon
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1. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1907)
"E. genus phaethon. Phaethon LINNAEUS, Syst. Nat., ed. 10, I, 1758, 134. 2 species, belonging to two widely different orders. ..."