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  • adj. Of or pertaining to congeners (organisms of the same genus)
  • n. Alternative form of congener.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Belonging to the same genus; allied in origin, nature, or action; of or pertaining to a congener.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Being of the same kind; specifically, in botany and zoology, belonging to the same genus or nearly allied; being congeners.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. belonging to the same genus
  • n. an animal or plant that bears a relationship to another (as related by common descent or by membership in the same genus)


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Carpenter argues in his new paper that, in fact, A. fragillimus seems to have differed from A. altus in a number of anatomical details, and that the two might not have been congeneric after all.

    Biggest sauropod ever (part…. II)

  • Although many of these trees are congeneric with species that are important in European forests, the taxonomic diversity within most of these genera is significantly higher in Central China than Europe.

    Qin Ling Mountains deciduous forests

  • In both cases, the fossil taxon proved to have osteocalcin sequences that were, firstly, identical to those of its congeneric living relative (B. bison and H. sapiens respectively), and, secondly, distinctly different from those of related genera (Bos in the case of Bison, and Pan, Gorilla and Pongo in the case of Homo).

    Archive 2006-03-01

  • NOT because detailed, careful work has shown that the taxa really can be regarded as conspecific or congeneric.

    Archive 2006-03-01

  • The grouping of the Pink-headed duck as the sister-taxon of the Red-crested pochard Netta rufina (both species down at the base of Aythyini within the stem pochard clade) led Livezey to argue that the two should be regarded as congeneric.

    The Madagascar pochard returns

  • No new taxa have been mentioned in the reports on the new Svalbard finds - the only generic name used was Kimmerosaurus, a plesiosaur discovered in Dorset and named in the 1980s, and it is inferred that the animals are congeneric with British Kimmeridge Clay marine reptiles.

    BBC News 24 (again)

  • Incisivosaurus – closely related to, and possibly congeneric with, Protarchaeopteryx – has a reduced compliment of teeth, all of which are restricted to the anterior parts of the jaws, and two enlarged, bunny-like incisiform teeth project from each premaxilla (image at top: widely available on the web).

    Archive 2006-07-01

  • Peraiocynodon is quite similar to Docodon and a number of workers have regarded the two as congeneric.

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • The altitudinal gradient produces a rapid species turnover and congeneric replacements of species.

    Cauca Valley montane forests

  • The increased aridity, reduction in area, and isolation of temperate forests led to the extinction of many congeneric plant species, resulting in the presently high number of monotypic genera in the austral forest flora.

    Valdivian temperate forests


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