Definition of Genus Carpodacus
1. Noun. House finches and purple finches.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Fringillidae, Fringillidae
Member holonyms: Carpodacus Mexicanus, House Finch, Linnet, Carpodacus Purpureus, Purple Finch
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Carpodacus
Literary usage of Genus Carpodacus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An Introduction to the Birds of Great Britain by John Gould (1873)
"Genus CARPODACUS. Although the propriety of placing the Scarlet ... Of the genus Carpodacus about nine species are known, some of which inhabit America. ..."
2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1898)
"Again, I find our pestiferous English sparrow in the genus Passer, while the purple finch is in the genus Carpodacus ..."
3. The Birds of Eastern North America Known to Occur East of the Nineteenth by Charles Barney Cory, Field Museum of Natural History (1899)
"genus Carpodacus. KAUP. 389 (517) CARPODACUS PURPUREUS. (GMEL.) Purple Finch. "Eastern North America; from the Atlantic coast to the plains; breeds from the ..."