Definition of Ortalis
1. Noun. Chachalacas.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Cracidae, Family Cracidae
Member holonyms: Chachalaca, Ortilis Vetula Macalli, Texas Chachalaca
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ortalis
Literary usage of Ortalis
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. ... Arrangement of the Families of Mammals. With Analytical Tables by Theodore Gill (1874)
"After having thus disposed of those species placed by Meigen in the genus ortalis, which have either to be entirely withdrawn from the family of ..."
2. Check-list of North American Birds by American Ornithologists' Union (1910)
"ortalis MERREM, Avium Rar. Icones et Descr., II, 1786, 40 Type, ... ortalis vetula (WAGLER). RANGE.— Southern Texas south through Mexico and Central America ..."
3. The Journal of the Linnean Society by Linnean Society of London (1857)
"Length of the hody 4 J lines ; of the wings 9 lines. Gen. ortalis, Fallen. The two following species helong to a new group of ortalis, ..."
4. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederic Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1899)
"The range covers Central and South America, excluding the Greater Antilles, Chili and Patagonia, but one species (ortalis vet it/a) even reaches as far ..."