Definition of Genus anas
1. Noun. Type genus of the Anatidae: freshwater ducks.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Anatidae, Family Anatidae
Member holonyms: Anas Platyrhynchos, Mallard, Anas Rubripes, Black Duck, Teal, Anas Penelope, Widgeon, Wigeon, Anas Clypeata, Broadbill, Shoveler, Shoveller, Anas Acuta, Pin-tailed Duck, Pintail
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Anas
Literary usage of Genus anas
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1907)
"Subsequently four now currently recognized genera, and a number of subgenera, were based on other species of the original genus Anas remaining in it after ..."
2. Handbook to the Birds of Australia by John Gould (1865)
"Genus ANAS, Linnaeus. The well-known Mallard or Wild Duck of Europe is the type of this genus, of which there is a representative in every division of the ..."
3. The Penny Cyclopædia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain), George Long (1837)
"The genus Anas comprehends the swans, the geese, and all the ducks, in the general ... The genus Anas consists of all the birds which combine with the ..."
4. An introduction to the Birds of Australia by John Gould (1848)
"Genus ANAS, Of true Ducks three species are found in Australia. 547. Anas superciliosa, Gmel. Vol. VII. PI. 9. This bird assimilates very closely in its ..."
5. Reports on the Progress of Zoology and Botany, 1841, 1842 by Ray Society (1845)
"The concluding half of the former, and commencement of the present volume, are occupied with the genus Anas. The anatomical characteristics of the genus ..."
6. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"... genus Anas. Except for the extraordinary formation of this feature, which carries with it a clumsy look, the male Shoveler would pass for one of the ..."
7. A Hand-book to the Birds of Great Britain by Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1896)
"genus anas. Anas, Linn. Syst. Nat. ip 194 (1766). ... than positive differences, as one gathers from Count Salvadori's characters of the genus Anas. ..."