Definition of Dromaius
1. Noun. A genus of birds in the order Casuariiformes.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Casuariiformes, Order Casuariiformes
Member holonyms: Dromaius Novaehollandiae, Emu, Emu Novaehollandiae
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dromaius
Literary usage of Dromaius
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Handbook to the Birds of Australia by John Gould (1865)
"Genus dromaius, Vieillot. At least two species of this form inhabit Australia, to which country and Tasmania they are restricted. ..."
2. Proceedings by Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh (1878)
"dromaius Novae-Hollandiae, Emu. (Specimens exhibited. ... On the Successful Rearing in Scotland of the Emu (dromaius Novie-Hollandi;e). ..."
3. Proceedings of the Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh by Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh (1878)
"Aquila chrysaetos, Golden Eagle ; (2.) dromaius ... On the Successful Bearing in Scotland of the Emu (dromaius ..."
4. The Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia: Commercial by Edward Balfour (1885)
"Mr. Hodgson supposes them a mixed race, joined together for predatory purposes. dromaius, a genus of birds belonging to the order Cursores or runners, fam. ..."