Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of grasses of the tribe Hordeeæ and type of the subtribe Leptureæ, characterized by the one- to two-flowered spikelet having one or two rigid outer glumes inclosing the thin pointless flowering glumes.

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Examples

  • There are also large numbers of white-tailed tropic bird P. lepturus, masked booby Sula dactylatra, Abbott's booby S. leucogaster.

    Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles

  • These differences lead scientists to believe that the Europa population of white-tailed tropicbird is isolated from other nearby colonies in the Indian Ocean; it has been proposed as a distinct subspecies, Phaethon lepturus europae, by Le Corre and Jouventin.

    Ile Europa and Bassas da India xeric scrub

  • White-tailed tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus) occurs as a distinctive morph on Europa Island.

    Ile Europa and Bassas da India xeric scrub

  • Geographical variation in the white-tailed tropicbird Phaethon lepturus, with the description of a new subspecies endemic to Europa Island, southern Mozambique Channel.

    Ile Europa and Bassas da India xeric scrub

  • Two prominent birds are the red-billed boatswain (Phaethon aethereus) and the yellow-billed boatswain (Phaethon lepturus), both of which have showy tail feathers that are over half the length of their body.

    Ascension scrub and grasslands

  • Among the most outstanding of these species are Helogenes marmoratus, Carnegiella strigata, Hypopygus lepturus, several species of the genus Hyphessobrycon, Bryconops melanurus, Bryconops sp.,

    Noel Kempff Mercado National Park, Bolivia

  • The resident seabird population includes: red-tailed tropicbird (Phaethon rubricauda) (nests on sand under bushes), white-tailed tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus), greater frigatebird (Fregata minor), lesser frigatebird (Fregata ariel), red-footed booby (Sula sula), brown booby (Sula leucogaster), Caspian tern (Sterna caspia), sooty tern (Sterna fuscata) and Audubon's shearwater (Puffinus lherminieri).

    Ile Europa and Bassas da India xeric scrub

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