Definition of Family Pelecanidae
1. Noun. Pelicans.
Generic synonyms: Bird Family
Group relationships: Order Pelecaniformes, Pelecaniformes
Member holonyms: Pelican, Genus Pelecanus, Pelecanus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Pelecanidae
Literary usage of Family Pelecanidae
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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. ..."