Definition of Genus Ornithorhynchus
1. Noun. Type genus of the family Ornithorhynchidae.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Family Ornithorhynchidae, Ornithorhynchidae
Member holonyms: Duck-billed Platypus, Duckbill, Duckbilled Platypus, Ornithorhynchus Anatinus, Platypus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Ornithorhynchus
Literary usage of Genus Ornithorhynchus
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1. A Manual of the Anatomy of Vertebrated Animals by Thomas Henry Huxley (1895)
"... toothless mouth, from which the long tongue, with which it licks up the ants upon which it preys, is protruded. The other genus, Ornithorhynchus, ..."
2. Forms of Animal Life: A Manual of Comparative Anatomy : with Descriptions of by George Rolleston, William Hatchett Jackson (1888)
"The former contains the single genus Ornithorhynchus found in the rivers of Australia and Tasmania, the latter the genus Echidna found in the same places, ..."
3. The Natural History of Secession by Thomas Shepard Goodwin (1865)
"The genus Ornithorhynchus, or Platypus, is characterized by an elongated, enlarged, and flat muzzle, presenting the closest external resemblance to the bill ..."