Definition of Genus Crex
1. Noun. Corncrakes.
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
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. ..."