Definition of Steatornithidae
1. Noun. Oilbirds.
Generic synonyms: Bird Family
Group relationships: Caprimulgiformes, Order Caprimulgiformes
Member holonyms: Genus Steatornis, Steatornis
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Literary usage of Steatornithidae
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1. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"It was subsequently separated as forming a subfamily, and has at last been regarded as the type of a distinct family, steatornithidae—a view which, ..."
2. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederic Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1899)
"Apart from the steatornithidae, the skull is flattened, the eyes are large, the beak is short and extremely broad, being hooked and toothed in the ..."
3. The Geographical Distribution of Animals: With a Study of the Relations of by Alfred Russel Wallace (1876)
"... or todies; Momotidae, or motmots; steatornithidae. the guácharo, or oil-bird ; Cracidae, or curassows ; Tinamidae, ..."
4. The Geographical Distribution of Animals: With a Study of the Relations of by Alfred Russel Wallace (1876)
"... or motmots; steatornithidae. the guacharo, or oil-bird; Cracidae, or curassows; Tinamidae, or tinamous; ..."
5. Catalogue of the Snakes in the British Museum (Natural History) by George Albert Boulenger (1894)
"... and steatornithidae, by Ernst Hartert Pp. xvi. 703. Woodcuts and 14 coloured Plates. [With Systematic and Alphabetical Indexes.] 1892, 8vo. ..."