Definition of Genus Ptilonorhynchus
1. Noun. Type genus of the Ptilonorhynchidae.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Ptilonorhynchidae, Ptilonorhynchidae
Member holonyms: Ptilonorhynchus Violaceus, Satin Bird, Satin Bowerbird
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Ptilonorhynchus
Literary usage of Genus Ptilonorhynchus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An introduction to the Birds of Australia by John Gould (1848)
"... alternately from each side, and carrying it through the archway in its mouth."—Discoveries in Australia, vol. ii. p. 97. Genus PTILONORHYNCHUS. 260. ..."
2. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1829)
"... of a species of a bright violet-brown colour, and the female greenish, which is probably one of the following which form The genus PTILONORHYNCHUS ..."