Definition of Podargidae
1. Noun. Frogmouths.
Generic synonyms: Bird Family
Group relationships: Caprimulgiformes, Order Caprimulgiformes
Member holonyms: Genus Podargus, Podargus, Frogmouth
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Podargidae
Literary usage of Podargidae
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)
"... and podargidae ; the gape is enormously wide, and is in many cases ... long and bare in Nyctidromus and the podargidae to very short and feathered in ..."
2. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"... recognizing them as a distinct family, podargidae. As a matter of convenience we shall here comprehend these last in the Capri— ..."
3. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1893)
"... number 86 species, represented by 1800 specimens ; the podargidae number 24 species, represented by 271 specimens; ..."
4. The Malay Archipelago: The Land of the Orang-utan and the Bird of Paradise by Alfred Russel Wallace (1886)
"... thus seem to be unable, from some unknown cause, to obtain a footing in the intervening island. In Birds we have the two families of podargidae and ..."
5. The Geographical Distribution of Animals: With a Study of the Relations of by Alfred Russel Wallace (1876)
"The podargidae, or Frog-mouths, are a family of rather large- sized nocturnal insectivorous birds, closely allied to the Goatsuckers, but distinguished by ..."