Definition of Order Galliformes
1. Noun. Pheasants; turkeys; grouse; partridges; quails; chickens; brush turkeys; curassows; hoatzins.
Generic synonyms: Animal Order
Group relationships: Aves, Class Aves
Member holonyms: Gallinacean, Gallinaceous Bird, Family Meleagrididae, Meleagrididae, Family Tetraonidae, Tetraonidae, Cracidae, Family Cracidae, Family Megapodiidae, Megapodiidae, Family Phasianidae, Phasianidae, Family Opisthocomidae, Opisthocomidae
Lexicographical Neighbors of Order Galliformes
Literary usage of Order Galliformes
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Diversions of a Naturalist by Edwin Ray Lankester (1915)
"The order Galliformes of the class Aves or birds is one of some eighteen similar orders of birds. It contains several families, namely, the grouse-birds, ..."
2. The Valley of Kashmír by Walter Roper Lawrence (1895)
"... Second Ornithological Congress at Budapest in 1891. His nomenclature and that of Mr. EW Oates have also been followed. Order GALLIFORMES. Game-Birds. ..."