Definition of Genus Puffinus

1. Noun. Shearwaters.

Exact synonyms: Puffinus
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Procellariidae, Procellariidae
Member holonyms: Shearwater

Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Puffinus

genus Pterocnemia
genus Pterodactylus
genus Pterois
genus Pteropogon
genus Pteropus
genus Pterostylis
genus Ptilocercus
genus Ptilocrinus
genus Ptilonorhynchus
genus Ptloris
genus Ptyas
genus Ptychozoon
genus Puccinia
genus Pueraria
genus Puffinus (current term)
genus Pulex
genus Pulicaria
genus Pulsatilla
genus Punica
genus Pycnanthemum
genus Pygopus
genus Pygoscelis
genus Pylodictus
genus Pyracantha
genus Pyralis
genus Pyrausta
genus Pyrethrum
genus Pyrocephalus
genus Pyrola

Literary usage of Genus Puffinus

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

1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1917)
"THE genus Puffinus Brisson, as currently recognized, has recently been separated by Messrs. Mathews and Iredale into a number of generic groups.1 The ..."

2. Handbook of Birds of the Western United States: Including the Great Plains by Florence Merriam Bailey (1921)
"... being revived as a genus, Puffinus creatopus Coues and Cassin. ... being recognized as a genus, Puffinus bulleri Salvin finus griseus chilensis ..."

3. A Hand-book to the Birds of Great Britain by Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1897)
"Eight genera of Shearwaters are recognised, the genus Puffinus being found nearly everywhere ... genus Puffinus. Puffinus, Briss. Orn. vi. p. 131 (1760). ..."

4. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1864)
"The genus Puffinus, as characterized in the above paragraph, comprises numerous bicolor species, spread all over the world. They form two groups. ..."

5. The Birds of Eastern North America Known to Occur East of the Nineteenth by Charles Barney Cory, Field Museum of Natural History (1899)
"... genus Puffinus. BRISSON. 59 (88) PUFFINUS BOREALIS. CORY. Cory's Shearwater. Known to occur only on coast of Massachusetts and Long Island ; wint«r and ..."

6. An introduction to the Birds of Australia by John Gould (1848)
"Genus PUFFINUS. The members of this genus inhabit the seas of both the northern and southern hemisphere, but are nowhere more abundant than round Australia, ..."

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