genus Anhinga

noun
type genus of the Anhingidae
Hypernyms: ↑bird genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Anhingidae, ↑family Anhingidae
Member Meronyms: ↑snakebird, ↑anhinga, ↑darter

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  • Anhinga — Taxobox name = Anhinga status = LC status ref = citation|author=BirdLife International|year=2008|id=49544|title=Anhinga BirdLife Species Factsheet|url=http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/species/index.html?action=SpcHTMDetails.asp sid=3660… …   Wikipedia

  • Anhinga anhinga — Snakebird Snake bird , n. [So named from its snakelike neck.] (Zo[ o]l.) 1. Any one of four species of aquatic birds of the genus {Anhinga} or {Plotus}. They are allied to the gannets and cormorants, but have very long, slender, flexible necks,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Anhinga melanogaster — Snakebird Snake bird , n. [So named from its snakelike neck.] (Zo[ o]l.) 1. Any one of four species of aquatic birds of the genus {Anhinga} or {Plotus}. They are allied to the gannets and cormorants, but have very long, slender, flexible necks,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anhinga — noun fish eating bird of warm inland waters having a long flexible neck and slender sharp pointed bill • Syn: ↑snakebird, ↑darter • Hypernyms: ↑pelecaniform seabird • Hyponyms: ↑water turkey, ↑Anhinga anhinga …   Useful english dictionary

  • anhinga — noun Etymology: New Latin, probably ultimately from Tupi *ajíŋa Date: 1769 any of a genus (Anhinga) of fish eating birds related to the cormorants but distinguished by a longer neck and sharply pointed rather than hooked bill; especially one (A.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Plotus anhinga — Snakebird Snake bird , n. [So named from its snakelike neck.] (Zo[ o]l.) 1. Any one of four species of aquatic birds of the genus {Anhinga} or {Plotus}. They are allied to the gannets and cormorants, but have very long, slender, flexible necks,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bird genus — noun a genus of birds • Hypernyms: ↑genus • Hyponyms: ↑genus Protoavis, ↑genus Archaeopteryx, ↑genus Archeopteryx, ↑genus Sinornis, ↑genus Ibero mesornis, ↑gen …   Useful english dictionary

  • Darter — For other uses, see Darter (disambiguation). Darters Temporal range: Early Miocene – Recent 18–0 Ma …   Wikipedia

  • Oriental Darter — Conservation status …   Wikipedia

  • Cormorant — Cormorants and shags Temporal range: Late Cretaceous? – Recent …   Wikipedia

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