from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In herpetology, a genus of lizards. Fitzinger, 1826.
  • n. In conchology, a genus of gastropods.
  • n. In entomology: A genus of beetles. Schönherr, 1826.
  • n. A genus of dipterous insects, of the family Dolichopodidœ. Meigen, 1824.
  • n. In ornithology: A genus of swifts. Meyer, 1815. See Apus, Micropus, and Cypselus.
  • n. A genus of thrushes and other birds, of the subfamily Brachypodinæ. Swainson, 1824.


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