Definition of Genus Notornis
1. Noun. A genus of Rallidae.
Group relationships: Family Rallidae, Rallidae
Member holonyms: Notornis, Notornis Mantelli, Takahe
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Notornis
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 ..."