Definition of Family rallidae
1. Noun. Rails; crakes; gallinules; coots.
Generic synonyms: Bird Family
Group relationships: Gruiformes, Order Gruiformes
Member holonyms: Rail, Gallirallus, Genus Gallirallus, Crex, Genus Crex, Genus Porzana, Porzana, Gallinula, Genus Gallinula, Genus Porphyrio, Porphyrio, Genus Porphyrula, Porphyrula, Genus Notornis, Fulica, Genus Fulica
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Rallidae
Literary usage of Family rallidae
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)
"... skulking about in the reeds and grass. Of the families included here the Rallidae only occurs in Maine. family rallidae. Rails, Gallinules and Coots. ..."
2. The Water-fowl Family by Leonard Cutler Sanford, Louis Bennett Bishop, Theodore Strong Van Dyke (1903)
"family rallidae. The Kails, Gallinules, and Coots, A large family with many species, distributed over most of the world. Small or medium- sized birds with ..."
3. History of Saginaw County, Michigan by Michael A. Leeson, Damon Clarke (1881)
"family rallidae, or rail tribe, is comparatively well known here. It includes the Carolina rail, Virginia rail, Florida galli- nule, and coot, ..."