Definition of Genus Lagopus
1. Noun. Ptarmigans.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Tetraonidae, Tetraonidae
Member holonyms: Ptarmigan
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Lagopus
Literary usage of Genus Lagopus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"Though the red grouse does not, after the manner of other members of the genus Lagopus, become white in winter, Scotland possesses a species of the genus ..."
2. An Introduction to the Birds of Great Britain by John Gould (1873)
"Genus LAGOPUS. The well-known Red Grouse of England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland may be regarded as the type of the present genus. 221. ..."
3. Check-list of North American Birds by American Ornithologists' Union (1910)
"40° and 49° N., from Cape Mendocino to Vancouver Island.) RANGE.— Coast ranges from southern Alaska to Humboldt County, California. genus Lagopus BRISSON. ..."
4. A Hand-book to the Birds of Great Britain by Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1897)
"genus Lagopus. Lagopus, Briss. Orn. i. pp. 181, 216 (1760). Type, L. lagopus (Linn.). Mr. Grant characterises this genus by the dense feathering on the feet ..."
5. Upland Game Birds by Edwyn Sandys, Theodore Strong Van Dyke (1902)
"genus Lagopus — No crest; tarsi and toes densely feathered; tail medium length, slightly rounded; plumage turning white in winter. ..."