from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In cuvier's system of classification, the first family of his Passerincæ, “wherein the upper mandible is notched on each side towards the point.
- In Sundevall's system of classification, a phalanx of the cohort Cichlomorphæ: synonymous with Laniiformes, as the name of a superfamily group embracing the shrikes and their immediate relatives.
- In Sclater's arrangement of 1880, a group of laminiplantar oscine Passeres, practically equivalent to the Cichlomorphæ of Sundevall.
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