Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In ornithology: A genus of American tyrant-flycatchers, belonging to the family Tyrannidæ, and typical of the subfamily Platyrhynchinæ, having a very broad flat bill with long vibrissæ, whence the name. There are several species, of South and Central America, as P. mystaceus. Megarhynchus is a synonym.
- n. Same as Eurylæmus.
- n. In entomology, a genus of coleopterous insects.
- n. In herpetology, a genus of batrachians. Also Platyrhincus.
“Forage chemistry and fermentation chambers in Svalbard reindeer (Rangifer tarandus platyrhynchus).”
“Regulation of metabolic rate in Svalbard reindeer (Rangifer tarandus platyrhynchus) and Norwegian reindeer (Rangifer tarandus tarandus).”
“Life-history strategies and population dynamics of abomasal nematodes in Svalbard reindeer (Rangifer tarandus platyrhynchus).”
“The mountains contain three nationally endemic species of geckos: Asaccus montanus, A. platyrhynchus and Pristurus gallagheri.”
“On dwarf reindeer, there was of course an even smaller non-migratory form than R.t. platyrhynchus, this being Dawson's caribou R.t. dawsoni (regarded by some as a distinct species) of the Queen Charlotte Islands.”
“So the biggest of all reindeer subspecies is non-migratory, and so is the smallest, the platyrhynchus subspecies of Spitzbergen.”
“Sacramento sucker, Catostomus occidentalis mountain sucker, Catostomus platyrhynchus shortnose sucker, Chasmistes brevirostris cui-ui sucker, Chasmistes cujus”
“(Rangifer tarandus platyrhynchus) • Smaller and more squat than mainland cousins • Live singly or in small groups because of lack of predators • Less competition for food • Smaller antlers that both sexes lose in winter © 2006 Amanda Graham”
“(Rangifer tarandus platyrhynchus) • Feed on tough vascular plants even in winter mainly Dryas octipatina • Large adapted stomachs with unique micro-organisms to help digest poor diet •”
“Prionyrhynchus carinatus and platyrhynchus), having two of the tail-feathers very long, with the shafts denuded about an inch from the end.”
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