Definition of Genus Artamus
1. Noun. Type genus of the Artamidae.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Artamidae, Family Artamidae
Member holonyms: Swallow Shrike, Wood Swallow
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Artamus
Literary usage of Genus Artamus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An introduction to the Birds of Australia by John Gould (1848)
"Genus ARTAMUS. The members of this singular genus are distributed over New Guinea, Ceram, the Indian Islands and the continent of India, ..."
2. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1843)
"WOOD SWALLOWS, a name given by the colonists of Australia to birds belonging to the genus Artamus of Vieillot ..."
3. Birds by Eugene William Oates, William Thomas Blanford (1889)
"The tail is square and short. The tarsus is weak. The plumage is firm, and the colours plain. The sexes are alike. Genus ARTAMUS, Vieill., 1816. ..."
4. Bibliographia Zoologiæ Et Geologiæ: A General Catalogue of All Books, Tracts by Louis Agassiz (1853)
"Jard. Contrib. Orn. 1849, p. 19; 1850, p. 19, etc. 35. On the systematic position of the genus Artamus—Jard. Contrib. Orn. 1849, p. 50. ..."