Definition of Genus Ornithorhynchus

1. Noun. Type genus of the family Ornithorhynchidae.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Ornithorhynchus

genus Opisthocomus
genus Opuntia
genus Orbignya
genus Orchestia
genus Orchis
genus Orcinus
genus Oreamnos
genus Orectolobus
genus Oreopteris
genus Oreortyx
genus Origanum
genus Oriolus
genus Orites
genus Ormosia
genus Ornithogalum
genus Ornithorhynchus (current term)
genus Orontium
genus Ortalis
genus Orthilia
genus Orthopristis
genus Orthotomus
genus Orycteropus
genus Oryctolagus
genus Oryx
genus Oryza
genus Oryzomys
genus Oryzopsis
genus Osmanthus
genus Osmerus
genus Osmunda

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 ..."

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