Definition of Genus larus
1. Noun. Type genus of the Laridae.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Laridae, Laridae
Member holonyms: Larus Canus, Mew, Mew Gull, Sea Mew, Black-backed Gull, Cob, Great Black-backed Gull, Larus Marinus, Herring Gull, Larus Argentatus, Blackcap, Larus Ridibundus, Laughing Gull, Pewit, Pewit Gull
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Larus
Literary usage of Genus larus
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 (1920)
"Ridgway, Bull. US Nat. Mus., No. 50, VIII, June 26, 1919, pp. 635-649) to include the following North American species now in the genus Larus: ..."
2. Handbook of Birds of the Western United States: Including the Great Plains by Florence Merriam Bailey (1921)
"... being recognized as a genus, Larus atricilla and Linnaeus becomes ... being recognized as a genus, Larus heermanni Cassin 26. ..."
3. Memoirs of the Wernerian Natural History Society by Wernerian Natural History Society, Edinburgh (1824)
"... of the different Species of the genus larus, with Critical and Explanatory Remarks. ... genus larus ..."
4. A History of the Rarer British Birds by Thomas Campbell Eyton (1836)
"THE genus Larus (thus characterized :—bill, moderate, cul- trated, ... Under the sub genus Larus, there has generally been placed two distinct forms, ..."
5. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"We have then the genus Larus, which ornithologists have attempted most unsuccessfully to subdivide. It contains the largest as well as the smallest of gulls ..."
6. The Edinburgh Philosophical Journal (1821)
"Observations on tlie Natural History of some species of the genus larus, or Gull Tribe. By A. EDMONSTON, MD, Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of ..."
7. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"The genus larus contains the largest and best known of the gulls, characterized by a strong hooked bill, nearly even tail, light-colored mantle, ..."