Definition of Ciconiiformes
1. Noun. Order of chiefly tropical marsh-dwelling fish-eating wading birds with long legs and bills and (except for flamingos) unwebbed feet: herons; storks; spoonbills; flamingos; ibises.
Generic synonyms: Animal Order
Group relationships: Aves, Class Aves
Member holonyms: Ciconiidae, Family Ciconiidae, Balaenicipitidae, Family Balaenicipitidae, Family Ibidiidae, Family Threskiornithidae, Threskiornithidae, Family Plataleidae, Plataleidae, Family Phoenicopteridae, Phoenicopteridae, Ardeidae, Family Ardeidae
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ciconiiformes
Literary usage of Ciconiiformes
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 (1907)
"Thus his third subclass of birds is arranged as follows: — SUBCLASS. ORDER. Psittaci. 3. ciconiiformes. Raptores. SUBORDER. 14. Psittaci. 15. ..."
2. The Collected Scientific Papers of the Late Alfred Henry Garrod by Alfred Henry Garrod, William Alexander Forbes (1881)
"The ciconiiformes are less easily defined than the other groups. The ctcca coli are never long; the accessory femoro-caudal is never present; ..."
3. College zoology by Robert William Hegner (1918)
"ciconiiformes. — STORK-LIKE BIRDS. — This order includes the tropic birds, cormorants, anhingas, pelicans, gan- nets, man-o'-war birds, herons, bitterns, ..."