Definition of Leptoptilus
1. Noun. Adjutant birds and marabous.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Ciconiidae, Family Ciconiidae
Member holonyms: Adjutant, Adjutant Bird, Adjutant Stork, Leptoptilus Dubius, Leptoptilus Crumeniferus, Marabou, Marabou Stork, Marabout
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leptoptilus
Literary usage of Leptoptilus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Proceedings of the Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh by Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh (1891)
"(except leptoptilus), Serpentarius ... Coverts showing distal overlap over nearly the whole outer surface of the wing. leptoptilus (Fig. ..."
2. Birds by Eugene William Oates, William Thomas Blanford (1889)
"Genus leptoptilus, Less., 1831. There are three species of this genus, ... leptoptilus dubius, Hume, SF i, p. 252 ; Adam, ibid. p. 398 ; Bail, p. 315. ..."
3. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederic Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1899)
"The tibia is partly bare, while the elongated metatarsus is covered with hexagonal scales, becoming more reticulated behind in leptoptilus and Mycteria; ..."