Definition of Genus Notornis

1. Noun. A genus of Rallidae.

Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Rallidae, Rallidae
Member holonyms: Notornis, Notornis Mantelli, Takahe

Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Notornis

genus Nitrobacter
genus Nitrosomonas
genus Noctiluca
genus Noctua
genus Nolina
genus Nomia
genus Nopalea
genus Nostoc
genus Notechis
genus Notemigonus
genus Nothofagus
genus Nothosaurus
genus Notomys
genus Notonecta
genus Notophthalmus
genus Notornis (current term)
genus Notoryctus
genus Notropis
genus Nucifraga
genus Numenius
genus Numida
genus Nuphar
genus Nuytsia
genus Nyctaginia
genus Nyctereutes
genus Nycticebus
genus Nycticorax
genus Nyctimene
genus Nymphaea

Literary usage of Genus Notornis

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

1. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1870)
"Schlegel says it is unquestionably allied to Porphyrio, and considers it ought to be relegated to the genus Notornis, which he regards as the galline ..."

2. Petrifactions and Their Teachings; Or, A Hand-book to the Gallery of Organic by Gideon Algernon Mantell (1851)
"The fossils in question furnished the data on which Professor Owen established the genus Notornis (Southern Bird).1 The cranium (Lign. ..."

3. Handbook to the Birds of Australia by John Gould (1865)
"Genus NOTORNIS, Owen. In all probability the only known species of this form is the solitary remnant of a group of birds which was formerly numerous in New ..."

4. The Voyage of François Leguat of Bresse, to Rodriguez, Mauritius, Java, and by François Le Guat, Samuel Pasfield Oliver (1891)
"... which Mr. Schlegel refers without doubt to the genus Notornis, and two extinct species of parrots. Several of these birds have been only met with, ..."

5. The Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales by Linnean Society of New South Wales (1883)
"4-4 ; where its relation to the genus Notornis was first pointed out, a good figure of it also will be found, in the "Ibis," 1873, ..."

6. Proceedings by Zoological Society of London (1882)
"The genus Notornis is now known to be represented by species, living in the present generation of New-Zealand colonists, in localities nearly one hundred ..."

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