Genus

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(Plural: genera). The division of classification into a family is divided and which has one or more species, i.e. the rank below a family,[1] descended from a common ancestor.[2] A genus is made up of a group of structurally or phylogenetically related species.[2]

A genus that contains a single species is known as monotypic.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Simpson & Day (1999). A Field Guide to the Birds of Australia, 6th Edition. Penguin. ISBN 0-691-04995-5.
  2. ^ a b Terres, John K. (1980). The Audubon Society Encyclopedia of North American Birds. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. ISBN 0394466519.
  3. ^ Frances, Peter; et al. (2007). Bird: The Definitive Visual Guide. Dorling Kindersley Inc. ISBN 1564582957. {{cite book}}: Explicit use of et al. in: |author= (help)
  4. ^ John H. Boyd III (December 14, 2011). "MUSCICAPOIDEA II: Cinclidae, Turdidae, and Muscicapidae". TiF Checklist. Retrieved 20-07-2024. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. ^ "BASAL PASSEROIDEA: Promeropidae, Dicaeidae, Nectariniidae, Irenidae, and Chloropseidae". TiF Checklist. December 14, 2011. Retrieved 20-07-2024. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
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