platalea definition

  • noun:
    • the standard genus of Plataleidæ, formerly conterminous aided by the family members, now limited to the old-world spoonbills, such P. leucorodia, where intrathoracic parts of the trachea tend to be peculiarly convoluted. Also Platea.
    • kind genus of Plataleidae

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