Definition of Family hydrobatidae
1. Noun. Storm petrels.
Generic synonyms: Bird Family
Group relationships: Order Procellariiformes, Procellariiformes
Member holonyms: Storm Petrel, Genus Hydrobates, Hydrobates, Genus Oceanites, Oceanites
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Hydrobatidae
Literary usage of Family hydrobatidae
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1. Entomology for Beginners for the Use of Young Folks, Fruit-growers, Farmers by Alpheus Spring Packard (1888)
"family hydrobatidae.—The water-boatmen have long limbs, wherry-like bodies, and row themselves on the surface of the water. ..."
2. Zoology of the Invertebrata: A Text-book for Students. by Arthur Everett Shipley (1893)
"Family HYDROBATIDAE.—Aquatic insects of oval or elongated form, which run rapidly on the water's surface, and are usually found in colonies. ..."