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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In Macgillivray's system of classification, an order of birds, the gropers, such as rails, gallinules, and coots: also called Latitores, or skulkers: equivalent to the modern family Rallidæ, or rather to the ralliform birds at large.
  • In entomology: In Latreille's classification (1802), a group of beetles corresponding to the modern family Scydmænidæ.
  • A suborder of harvestmen or Opiliones, in which the palpi are slender and filiform, with or without a tarsal claw, the maxillary lobe of the first pair of legs is free, the sternum is short, and the genital aperture is close to the mouth: distinguished from Laniatores.

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