Definition of Genus Melanerpes

1. Noun. A genus of Picidae.

Exact synonyms: Melanerpes
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Picidae, Picidae
Member holonyms: Melanerpes Erythrocephalus, Redhead, Redheaded Woodpecker

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Melanerpes

genus Maxostoma
genus Mayaca
genus Mayetiola
genus Mazama
genus Meconopsis
genus Medicago
genus Medinilla
genus Megachile
genus Megaderma
genus Megalobatrachus
genus Megalosaurus
genus Megaptera
genus Megatherium
genus Melampodium
genus Melampsora
genus Melanerpes (current term)
genus Melanitta
genus Melanogrammus
genus Melanoplus
genus Melanotis
genus Melastoma
genus Meleagris
genus Meles
genus Melia
genus Melicocca
genus Melicoccus
genus Melicytus
genus Melilotus
genus Melissa
genus Mellivora

Literary usage of Genus Melanerpes

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1. The Birds of Eastern North America Known to Occur East of the Nineteenth by Charles Barney Cory, Field Museum of Natural History (1899)
"BANGS. Northern Plicated Woodpecker. A northern race ; differing mainly in size. genus Melanerpes. SWAINS. ..."

2. Bulletin of the Essex Institute by Essex Institute (1876)
"RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER. A rare summer resident. Not very uncommon during the migrations. Departs the last of October. genus Melanerpes Sw. 160. ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1897)
"... and two species of woodpeckers belonging to the genus Melanerpes, the Redheaded Woodpecker and the Red-bellied Woodpecker, in both of which cases the ..."

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