Definition of Pterocnemia
1. Noun. A genus of birds of the family Rheidae.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Rheidae, Rheidae
Member holonyms: Nandu, Pterocnemia Pennata, Rhea
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pterocnemia
Literary usage of Pterocnemia
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1. Catalogue of the Birds in the British Museum by Richard Bowdler Sharpe, British Museum (Natural History). Dept. of Zoology (1895)
"pterocnemia, GR Gr. Hand-list, iii. p. 2, subgen. ... 154 (1873) ( = pterocnemia, Gr.). Range. Confined to South America. [Cf. GADOW, H., "On the Anatomical ..."