Definition of Genus Crax
1. Noun. Type genus of the Cracidae: curassows.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Cracidae, Family Cracidae
Member holonyms: Curassow
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Crax
Literary usage of Genus Crax
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1. Incidents of Travel in Yucatan by John Lloyd Stephens (1843)
"... in a long loop as low as the pubis, and then passes up on the other side, and enters the thorax. Of the genus Crax two species were obtained; ..."
2. Natural History of Birds by Philip Henry Gosse (1849)
"... which is said by those who have eaten of it to surpass that of the Guinea-fowl or of the Pheasant in the delicacy of its flavour." * genus Crax. ..."
3. Catalogue of the Birds in the British Museum by Richard Bowdler Sharpe, British Museum (Natural History). Dept. of Zoology (1893)
"These specimens are so different from the females of C. fasciolata that I have no hesitation in regarding them as distinct, especially as in the genus Crax ..."
4. Lives and Voyages of Drake, Cavendish, and Dampier: Including an by Christian Isobel Johnstone (1864)
"... the Indian being * Of the Curassow birds (genus Crax\ so named, we presume, from Curassow in Guiana, several species are known to naturalists. ..."
5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"B«ing highly prized for food, some of the species have been domesticated The genus Crax has a soft cere and crested head; there are about 10 species in ..."
6. Proceedings by Zoological Society of London (1870)
"... in the twelfth edition of the 'Systema Naturae," establishes the genus Crax with five species. Of these, C. rubra is the female of C. ..."