Definition of Genus Crex

1. Noun. Corncrakes.

Exact synonyms: Crex
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Rallidae, Rallidae
Member holonyms: Corncrake, Crex Crex, Land Rail

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Crex

genus Cottus
genus Cotula
genus Coturnix
genus Coumarouna
genus Cracticus
genus Crambe
genus Crangon
genus Craspedia
genus Crataegus
genus Crateva
genus Crax
genus Crepis
genus Crescentia
genus Crex (current term)
genus Cricetus
genus Crocethia
genus Crocodilus
genus Crocodylus
genus Crocus
genus Crocuta
genus Cronartium
genus Crotalaria
genus Crotalus
genus Crotaphytus
genus Croton
genus Crotophaga
genus Cryptacanthodes
genus Cryptobranchus

Literary usage of Genus Crex

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Hand-book to the Birds of Great Britain by Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1897)
"genus Crex. Crex, Bechstein, Orn. Taschenb. p. 336 (1802). Type, Crex crex (Linn.). All the Crakes have much shorter and stouter bills than the true Rails, ..."

2. The Writings of Henry David Thoreau by Henry David Thoreau (1906)
"It is the game rail of the South, and the only species of the genus Crex in America. ... In the genus Crex, the bill is stout and shorter than the head. ..."

3. The Birds of Eastern North America Known to Occur East of the Nineteenth by Charles Barney Cory, Field Museum of Natural History (1899)
"(G-MEL.) Black Rail. From Massachusetts and Illinois to West Indies; apparently nowhere common ; breeds throughout its range. genus Crex. BECHS. ..."

4. An Introduction to the Birds of Great Britain by John Gould (1873)
"Genus CREX. Allied in form and very similar in distribution to the three foregoing and the next following genera. 309. CREX PRATENSIS Vol. IV. Pl . LXXXVII. ..."

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