Definition of Aramus
1. Noun. Genus of large brown long-billed wading birds found in warm swampy regions of the western hemisphere: courlan; limpkin.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Gruiformes, Order Gruiformes
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aramus
Literary usage of Aramus
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 (1916)
"That the two species of aramus are very much alike in their morphology will, of course, not be questioned; but that these birds are "very close to the true ..."
2. Argentine Ornithology: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Birds of the Argentine by Philip Lutley Sclater, William Henry Hudson (1889)
"Of the two known species, which are nearly allied, one occurs in the Argentine Republic. 382. aramus SCOLOPACEUS (Gm.). (SOUTHERN COURLAN. ..."
3. The Ibis by British Ornithologists' Union (1902)
"The remaining feature of difference between aramus and Gru», which is noticeable on the ventral aspect of the skull, concerns the palatines : in ..."
4. Proceedings by Zoological Society of London (1876)
"On the Anatomy of aramus scolopaceus. ... seldom that an opportunity occurs for the study of be anatomy of aramus, a form the exact relations of which are ..."