Sentence Examples with the word Grallatores

Herein he divided the class A y es into two subclasses, to which he applied the names of Insessores and Grallatores (hitherto used by their inventors Vigors and Illiger in a different sense), in the latter work relying chiefly for this division on characters which had not before been used by any systematist, namely that in the former group monogamy generally prevailed and the helpless nestlings were fed by their parents, while the latter group were mostly polygamous, and the chicks at birth were active and capable of feeding themselves.

Pp. 641-647) the denomination Insessores was changed to Altrices, and Grallatores to Praecoces - the terms now preferred by him being taken from Sundevall's treatise of 1835 already mentioned.