Definition of Merginae
1. Noun. Mergansers and closely related diving birds.
Generic synonyms: Bird Family
Group relationships: Anatidae, Family Anatidae
Member holonyms: Genus Mergus, Mergus, Genus Lophodytes, Lophodytes
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Merginae
Literary usage of Merginae
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 (1876)
"In this particular case, the sequence of subfamilies should have been merginae. (Erisma- iura, as perhaps type of another ..."
2. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederic Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1899)
"(1) merginae, (2) ... with extra vertebrae, in the Swans, and is usually long, though less so in the Sea-Ducks; in the merginae and some ..."
3. Reports of Explorations and Surveys: To Ascertain the Most Practicable and by United States War Dept, Joseph Henry, United States Army. Corps of Engineers, Spencer Fullerton Baird (1858)
"Sub-Family merginae. CH.—Bill very slender, narrow, compressed, ... The merginae or fishing ducks are represented in the United States by three well ..."