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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Paradisaeidae.
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These species include the invisible rail (Habroptila wallacii), white-streaked friarbird (Melitograis gilolensis), paradise-crow (Lycocorax pyrrhopterus), and the standardwing (Semioptera wallacii).
There are four endemic monotypic genera: Habroptila, Melitorgrais, Lycocorax, and Semioptera.
The considerable length of time the Moluccas have remained isolated is further indicated by the occurrence of two peculiar genera of birds, Semioptera and Lycocorax, which are found nowhere else.
My shooters still brought me in specimens of the Semioptera
The Standard Wing, named Semioptera wallacei by Mr.G. R.