Definition of Steatornis
1. Noun. Type and sole genus of the family Steatornithidae.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Steatornithidae, Steatornithidae
Member holonyms: Guacharo, Oilbird, Steatornis Caripensis
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Literary usage of Steatornis
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1903)
"In comparing the skeleton of Steatornis with our kingfisher (a specimen of which I had sent him), Parker says "In a New-World Kingfisher (Ceryle ..."
2. Proceedings by Zoological Society of London (1889)
"in Steatornis sends forwards a spike in front of the ear-shaped fore lobe of the ... 4, 5) of Steatornis are, as I *Ve said, only half as large as the wings ..."
3. The Collected Scientific Papers of the Late Alfred Henry Garrod by Alfred Henry Garrod, William Alexander Forbes (1881)
"By placing the above-mentioned facts in a tabular form, the comparison between Steatornis and its allies will be more clearly seen. ..."