Definition of Family Pelecanidae

1. Noun. Pelicans.

Exact synonyms: Pelecanidae
Generic synonyms: Bird Family
Group relationships: Order Pelecaniformes, Pelecaniformes
Member holonyms: Pelican, Genus Pelecanus, Pelecanus

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Pelecanidae

family Pandionidae
family Panorpidae
family Papaveraceae
family Papilionacea
family Paradisaeidae
family Paridae
family Parkeriaceae
family Parmeliaceae
family Parulidae
family Patellidae
family Pectinidae
family Pedaliaceae
family Pediculidae
family Pelecanidae (current term)
family Pelecanoididae
family Pelobatidae
family Pempheridae
family Peneidae
family Pennatulidae
family Peramelidae
family Percidae
family Percophidae
family Peridiniidae
family Peripatidae
family Peripatopsidae
family Peronosporaceae
family Pertusariaceae
family Petromyzontidae

Literary usage of Family Pelecanidae

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Birds of Maine: With Key to and Description of the Various Species Known by Ora Willis Knight (1908)
"family Pelecanidae. Pelicans. 2. Bill less than 12 inches long and without large pouch. Family Phalacrocoracidae. Cormorants. Order 5, ANSERES — Mergansers, ..."

2. The Canadian Journal of Industry, Science and Art by Canadian Institute (1849-1914). (1862)
"... views of classification, of which a general outline has been already submitted to you. The genus Sula is referred to the family Pelecanidae, among the ..."

3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1907)
"Eyton, on the other hand, places the various petrels he describes in the family 'Pelecanidae,' and gulls forming a separate family by themselves. ..."

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