Definition of Artamus
1. Noun. Type genus of the Artamidae.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Artamidae, Family Artamidae
Member holonyms: Swallow Shrike, Wood Swallow
Lexicographical Neighbors of Artamus
Literary usage of Artamus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An introduction to the Birds of Australia by John Gould (1848)
"Genus artamus. The members of this singular genus are distributed over ... artamus albiventris, Gould Vol. II. PI. 30. 72. artamus personatus, Gould Vol. ..."
2. Catalogue of the Birds of the Tropical Islands of the Pacific Ocean by George Robert Gray (1859)
"Garn. Voy. de la Coqu. Zool. ip 344. New Ireland (Port Praslin). artamus ... Rend. 1854, p. 538. New Caledonia (Island of Nu). artamus ..."
3. The Penny Cyclopædia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain), George Long (1843)
"artamus sórdidas. Description.—Head, neck, and the whole of the body fuliginous grey ; wings dark bluish-black, the external edges of the second, third, ..."