Definition of Genus sturnus
1. Noun. Type genus of the Sturnidae: common starlings.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Sturnidae, Sturnidae
Member holonyms: Common Starling, Sturnus Vulgaris, Pastor, Subgenus Pastor
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Sturnus
Literary usage of Genus sturnus
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1. Birds by Eugene William Oates, William Thomas Blanford (1889)
"Genus STURNUS, Linn., 1766. The genus Sturnus contains the true Starlings, birds which have a wide distribution, and are more or less familiar and ..."
2. A Hand-book to the Birds of Great Britain by Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1896)
"All the true Starlings nest in holes, and lay eggs of a bluish white or pale blue colour, without spots. THE TYPICAL STARLINGS. genus sturnus. ..."
3. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1907)
"... genus sturnus. Sturnus LINN.EUS, Syst. Nat., ed. 10, I, 1758, 167. 4 species, representing 3 genera and 2 families. ..."
4. Check-list of North American Birds by American Ornithologists' Union (1910)
"genus sturnus LINN^US. Sturnus LINNAEUS, Syst. Nat., ed. 10, I, 1758, 167. Type, by subs. desig., ..."