Definition of Class aves
1. Noun. (ornithology) the class of birds.
Group relationships: Craniata, Subphylum Craniata, Subphylum Vertebrata, Vertebrata
Member holonyms: Bird, Genus Protoavis, Archaeornithes, Subclass Archaeornithes, Ratitae, Superorder Ratitae, Order Struthioniformes, Struthioniformes, Casuariiformes, Order Casuariiformes, Apterygiformes, Order Apterygiformes, Order Rheiformes, Rheiformes, Aepyorniformes, Order Aepyorniformes, Dinornithiformes, Order Dinornithiformes, Insessores, Order Insessores, Percher, Perching Bird, Order Passeriformes, Passeriformes, Order Raptores, Raptores, Falconiformes, Order Falconiformes, Young Bird, Order Strigiformes, Strigiformes, Galliformes, Order Galliformes, Columbiformes, Order Columbiformes, Order Psittaciformes, Psittaciformes, Cuculiformes, Order Cuculiformes, Coraciiformes, Order Coraciiformes, Order Picariae, Picariae, Apodiformes, Order Apodiformes, Caprimulgiformes, Order Caprimulgiformes, Order Piciformes, Piciformes, Order Trogoniformes, Trogoniformes, Anseriformes, Order Anseriformes, Ciconiiformes, Order Ciconiiformes, Gruiformes, Order Gruiformes, Charadriiformes, Order Charadriiformes, Gaviiformes, Order Gaviiformes, Colymbiformes, Order Colymbiformes, Order Podicipediformes, Order Podicipitiformes, Podicipediformes, Podicipitiformes, Order Pelecaniformes, Pelecaniformes, Order Sphenisciformes, Sphenisciformes, Order Procellariiformes, Procellariiformes
Category relationships: Ornithology
Generic synonyms: Class
Medical Definition of Class aves
Literary usage of Class aves
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. College zoology by Robert William Hegner (1918)
"AVES THE class AVES contains the birds. Birds are easily distinguished from all other animals, since they alone possess feathers. ..."
2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1904)
"while no other existing birds of the class Aves have a similar association of characters and habits. ..."
3. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1829)
"class aves. hole in the side, which the female takes care to close when she is obliged to quit the eggs or the young ones, to provide for her own sustenance ..."
4. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1844)
"... Fossil Bones of an unknown species of the class aves, lately discovered in New Zealand. By the Rev. WILLIAM COLENSO. IT was during the summer of 1838 ..."
5. Zoology, Descriptive and Practical by Buel Preston Colton (1903)
"class aves. Example. — The Common Pigeon. Adaptation for Flight. — The pigeon is fitted for flying : (i) by the wings, which, with their wide, strong, ..."