Definition of Genus Melanerpes
1. Noun. A genus of Picidae.
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
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 ..."