tinamou

Any of the birds belonging to the South American family Tinamidae, the only family in the order Tinamiformes. They are related to the ratites, together with which they form the superorder Paleognathae.
Syn: tinamid, tinamiforme

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  • Tinamou — Temporal range: Miocene Recent 12–0 Ma …   Wikipedia

  • tinamou — [ tinamu ] n. m. • 1741; de tinamu, mot des Caraïbes ♦ Zool. Oiseau gallinacé à ailes réduites et à queue très courte, qui niche sur le sol et vit en Amérique du Sud. Des tinamous. ● tinamou nom masculin (caraïbe tinamu) Oiseau terrestre d… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Tinamou — Tin a*mou, n. [From the native name: cf. F. tinamous.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of South American birds belonging to {Tinamus} and allied genera. [1913 Webster] Note: In general appearance and habits they resemble grouse and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tinamou — [tin′ə mo͞o΄] n. [Fr < Carib tinamu] any of an order (Tinamiformes) of Central and South American birds resembling fowl, that are strong runners and live in brush or forests …   English World dictionary

  • Tinamou — Tinamidae Tinamidés …   Wikipédia en Français

  • tinamou — /tin euh mooh /, n. any of several birds of the family Tinamidae, of South and Central America, related to the ratite birds but superficially resembling the gallinaceous birds. [1775 85; < F < Carib tinamu] * * * ▪ bird order Introduction… …   Universalium

  • tinamou — slėptauodegiai tinamai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Crypturellus angl. tinamou vok. Tinamu, m rus. тинаму криптуреллус, m pranc. tinamou, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – miškiniai tinamai siauresnis terminas –… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • tinamou — notocerkai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Nothocercus angl. tinamou vok. Tinamu, m rus. тинаму нотоцеркус, m pranc. tinamou, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – miškiniai tinamai siauresnis terminas – Bonaparto notocerkas… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • tinamou — kalniniai tinamai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Tinamotis angl. tinamou vok. Steißhuhn, n rus. горно степной тинаму, m pranc. tinamou, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – stepiniai tinamai siauresnis terminas – paprastasis… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • tinamou — miškiniai tinamai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Tinamus angl. tinamou vok. Tinamu, m rus. тинаму, m pranc. tinamou, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – miškiniai tinamai siauresnis terminas – baltagurklis tinamas siauresnis… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • tinamou — noun Etymology: French, from Carib tinamu Date: circa 1783 any of a family (Tinamidae) of South and Central American ground dwelling birds that have a deeply keeled sternum and a rudimentary tail and that produce large glossy usually colorful… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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