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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]

Examples

  • Bluebirds are in the genus Sialia.[4]
  • Fairy-bluebirds are in the genus Irena.[5]
  • Indian and Sumatran Rhinoceroses are in the genus Rhinoceros.
  • Cheetahs are in the genus Acinonyx.
  • Komodo Dragon and monitors are in the genus Varanus.
  • Gharial is in the genus Gavialis.
  • Poison dart frogs are in the genus Dendrobates.
  • Hellbender is in the genus Cryptobranchus.
  • Lionfish are in the genus Pterois.
  • Coelacanths are in the genus Latimeria.
  • Horn sharks are in the genus Heterodontus.
  • Frilled sharks are in the genus Chlamydoselachus.


References

  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. 
  4. ^ John H. Boyd III (December 14, 2011). "MUSCICAPOIDEA II: Cinclidae, Turdidae, and Muscicapidae". TiF Checklist. Retrieved 26-01-2022.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  5. ^ "BASAL PASSEROIDEA: Promeropidae, Dicaeidae, Nectariniidae, Irenidae, and Chloropseidae". TiF Checklist. December 14, 2011. Retrieved 26-01-2022.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
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