Definition of Steganopus
1. Noun. A genus of Phalaropidae.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Phalaropidae, Phalaropidae
Member holonyms: Steganopus Tricolor, Wilson's Phalarope
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Steganopus
Literary usage of Steganopus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1884)
"The genus Steganopus of Vieillot is usually quoted as having been established bv ... An inspection of the same article shows also that the name Steganopus ..."
2. The Water-fowl Family by Leonard Cutler Sanford, Louis Bennett Bishop, Theodore Strong Van Dyke (1903)
"Steganopus. Bill long, slender, pointed. Tarsus longer than middle toe and claw, and equal to culmen. Marginal web narrow and barely scalloped. ..."
3. Reports of Explorations and Surveys: To Ascertain the Most Practicable and by United States War Dept, Joseph Henry, United States Army. Corps of Engineers, Spencer Fullerton Baird (1858)
"B. Bill much depressed or flattened ; broader than high ; the apex lancet-shaped. PHALAROPUS, Briss.3—Membrane of toes scolloped at the joints. Steganopus ..."