Colymbiformes


Colymbiformes

Colymbiformes is a disused order of birds that was once used to classify grebes and loons. Scientific study has revealed that these two types of waterbirds are not so closely related; they have been reclassified in the orders Podicipediformes and Gaviiformes, respectively.

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  • "Colymbiformes". Encyclopædia Britannica. 2005. Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service.



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  • Colymbiformes — n. 1. an order of birds, including the family {Podicipedidae}, which consitutes the grebes. Syn: Podicipitiformes, order {Podicipitiformes}, Podicipediformes, order {Podicipediformes}, order {Colymbiformes}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Colymbiformes — G …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Colymbiformes — ▪ bird order       former taxonomic order that included the water birds known as loons (loon) and grebes (grebe). Later scholarship determined that these two groups were not related, and ornithologists devised new and separate classifications for …   Universalium

  • Colymbiformes — noun grebes • Syn: ↑Podicipitiformes, ↑order Podicipitiformes, ↑Podicipediformes, ↑order Podicipediformes, ↑order Colymbiformes • Hypernyms: ↑animal order …   Useful english dictionary

  • colymbiformes — co·lym·bi·for·mes …   English syllables

  • order Colymbiformes — noun grebes • Syn: ↑Podicipitiformes, ↑order Podicipitiformes, ↑Podicipediformes, ↑order Podicipediformes, ↑Colymbiformes • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • …   Useful english dictionary

  • animal order — noun the order of animals • Hypernyms: ↑order • Hyponyms: ↑Eubacteriales, ↑order Eubacteriales, ↑Pseudomonadales, ↑order Pseudomonadales, ↑Rickettsiales, ↑order …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aves — noun (ornithology) the class of birds • Syn: ↑class Aves • Topics: ↑ornithology • Hypernyms: ↑class • Member Holonyms: ↑Vertebrata, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • class Aves — noun (ornithology) the class of birds • Syn: ↑Aves • Topics: ↑ornithology • Hypernyms: ↑class • Member Holonyms: ↑Vertebrata, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • family Podicipedidae — noun coextensive with the order Podicipitiformes • Syn: ↑Podicipedidae • Hypernyms: ↑bird family • Member Holonyms: ↑Podicipitiformes, ↑order Podicipitiformes, ↑Podicipediformes, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary


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