Definition of Genus anser
1. Noun. Typical geese.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Anatidae, Family Anatidae
Member holonyms: Anser Cygnoides, Chinese Goose, Anser Anser, Graylag, Graylag Goose, Greylag, Greylag Goose, Chen, Subgenus Chen
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Literary usage of Genus anser
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1. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1868)
"A more interesting discovery is that of the right humerus of a distinct and larger species of the genus Anser, obtained from the gravel deposits near ..."
2. A History of the Rarer British Birds by Thomas Campbell Eyton (1836)
"The Geese, (genus Anser,) and the Swans, (genus Cygnus,) are now the only ... The species of the genus Anser, found in our islands, are divided into two sub ..."
3. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1907)
"Bds. N. Am., II. pt. ix, 1868, pi. xliv. Monotypic, with Anser rossii Cass. (ex Baird MSS.) as type. genus anser. ..."
4. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1838)
"We next," continues Mr. Swainson, ' come to the true geese, forming the genus Anser, the typical division of the whole group, and which contains most, ..."