caprimulgus definition

  • noun:
    • the sort genus associated with Caprimulgidae, such as the whip-poor-will (Caprimulgus vociferus) in addition to chuck-will's-widow (Caprimulgus carolinensis).
    • the standard and most extensive genus of goatsuckers, associated with subfamily Caprimulginæ, previously conterminous with the family members Caprimulgidæ, the good news is generally limited to types strictly congeneric with all the European goatsucker, night-jar, night-churr, or fern-owl, Caprimulgus europæus.
    • kind genus of Caprimulgidae
    • the kind genus of Caprimulgidae, like the whip-poor-will (Caprimulgus vociferus) while the chuck-will's-widow (Caprimulgus carolinensis).
    • the normal & most extensive genus of goatsuckers, for the subfamily Caprimulginæ, previously conterminous using household Caprimulgidæ, however now commonly restricted to species purely congeneric utilizing the European goatsucker, night-jar, night-churr, or fern-owl, Caprimulgus europæus.
    • type genus for the Caprimulgidae

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