Definition of Genus Botaurus
1. Noun. Bitterns.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Ardeidae, Family Ardeidae
Member holonyms: American Bittern, Botaurus Lentiginosus, Stake Driver, Botaurus Stellaris, European Bittern
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Botaurus
Literary usage of Genus Botaurus
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1. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1907)
"Type, as designated by Gray (1840) and by general consent, Ardea stellaris Linn., the first species. The genus Botaurus has been wrongly ascribed to Brisson ..."
2. Check-list of North American Birds by American Ornithologists' Union (1910)
"genus Botaurus STEPHENS. Botaurus STEPHENS, General Zoology, XI, Pt. ii, 1819, 592. Type, by subs. desig., ..."
3. Handbook to the Birds of Australia by John Gould (1865)
"Genus BOTAURUS, Stephens. Members of this genus are found in most parts of both the Old and New Worlds, and they inhabit many of the islands as well as the ..."
4. Birds by Eugene William Oates, William Thomas Blanford (1889)
"Genus BOTAURUS, Brisson, 1760. This genus, containing the typical Bitterns, is easily recognized by its comparatively short bill and large feet, ..."