Definition of Lyrurus
1. Noun. Black grouse.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Tetraonidae, Tetraonidae
Member holonyms: Black Grouse
Lexicographical Neighbors of Lyrurus
Literary usage of Lyrurus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Hand-book to the Birds of Great Britain by Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1897)
"The genus Lyrurus differs from Lagopus in having the feet feathered, but the toes are naked ... Only two species of Lyrurus are known, our own Black Grouse, ..."
2. The Naturalist's Library by William Jardine (1834)
"From this circumstance, it has been formed into a subgenus by Swainson, under the title Lyrurus, and is made in that gentleman's system to represent the ..."
3. Catalogue of the Birds in the British Museum by Richard Bowdler Sharpe, British Museum (Natural History). Dept. of Zoology (1893)
"JfO 1882, p. 117. Black Game X Grouse, Millais, Game B. p. 40, pi. (1892). etc. p. 89, pi. xvi. (1887). Hybrid between Lyrurus tetrix and Lagopus lagopus. ..."
4. The Code of Nomenclature and Check-list of North American Birds Adopted by by American Ornithologists' Union (1886)
"On the other hand, the process of unrestricted elimination would result as follows: — 1. urogallus (Urogallus Flem., 1822) ; 2. tetrix (Lyrurus Sw., ..."