Definition of Megapodiidae
1. Noun. Megapodes.
Generic synonyms: Bird Family
Group relationships: Galliformes, Order Galliformes
Member holonyms: Genus-megapodius, Megapodius, Megapode, Mound Bird, Mound Builder, Mound-bird, Scrub Fowl, Genus Leipoa, Alectura, Genus Alectura, Genus Macrocephalon, Macrocephalon
Lexicographical Neighbors of Megapodiidae
Literary usage of Megapodiidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederic Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1899)
"... a light stone-colour, thickly freckled and blotched with brown and grey. Fain. IV. megapodiidae.—The Megapodes, or Mound-builders, commence the section ..."
2. Principles of Animal Biology by Aaron Franklin Shull, George Roger Larue, Alexander Grant Ruthven (1920)
"Birds of the family megapodiidae, the mound-birds and jungle fowls. Mendel, Gregor (men' del). Austrian monk and plant breeder, founder of modern movement ..."
3. Australasia by Henry Rees (1907)
"... of which two species are found, one in southern Queensland and New South Wales and the other iu western Australia. The megapodiidae. ..."