Definition of Genus strix
1. Noun. Owls lacking ear tufts.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Strigidae, Strigidae
Member holonyms: Great Gray Owl, Great Grey Owl, Strix Nebulosa, Strix Aluco, Tawny Owl, Barred Owl, Strix Varia, Spotted Owl, Strix Occidentalis
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Literary usage of Genus strix
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1. An introduction to the Birds of Australia by John Gould (1848)
"While as a general rule other great countries are only inhabited by a single species of the restricted genus Strix, the Fauna of Australia comprises no less ..."
2. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1900)
"... made S. stridula the type of his restricted genus Strix. This act placed the Wood Owls in the genus Strix ..."
3. A Hand-book to the Birds of Great Britain by Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1897)
"Besides this, Savigny, when he split up the Owls in 1809, and made several new genera, restricted the Barn Owl for his genus Strix (ex Linn. ..."
4. The Zoological Record ...: Being Records of Zoological Literature by Zoological Record Association (London, England), Zoological Society of London (1878)
"According to this view, the type of the genus Strix is S. stridula, or the Brown Owl, that being the Strix of older authors. [See Zool. Eec. xii. p. 55.] . ..."
5. The American Historical Magazine by Publishing Society of New York, Americana Society (1908)
"—This bird is of the genus strix, that flies chiefly in the night. ... under the Linnae genus Strix which has been sub-divided by later naturalists. ..."