Geococcyx


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Related to Geococcyx: Geococcyx californianus
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Noun1.Geococcyx - roadrunnersGeococcyx - roadrunners        
bird genus - a genus of birds
Cuculidae, family Cuculidae - includes cuckoo; ani; roadrunner
chaparral cock, Geococcyx californianus, roadrunner - speedy largely terrestrial bird found from California and Mexico to Texas
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Geococcyx californianus is the Latin name for the species of which well-known cartoon character?
There is a wide variety of predators that depredate black-capped vireo nests, including rat snakes (Elaphe spp.), fire ants (Solenopsis invicta), greater road-runner (Geococcyx californianus), gray fox (Urocyon Cineroargenteus), and brown-headed cowbirds (Stake and Cimprich, 2003; Conkling, 2010).
erythrorhynchus 1 Anas clypeata 1 Aythya affinis 3 Bucephala albeola fossilis 3 Oxyura jamaicensis 16 Anatid 4 Calipepla californica 3 Rallus limicola 2 Fulica americana 11 Phalaropus lobatus 1 Geococcyx californianus 2 Apheloocoma califbrnica 1 Vireo sp.
According to Payne (2005) Tapera and Dromococcyx are grouped with Morococcyx, Geococcyx and Neomorphus in the subfamily Neomorphinae, as observed in traditional classifications (Peters, 1940; Morony et al., 1975; Howard and Moore, 1998).