Scansores
Scansores Scan*so"res, n. pl. [NL., fr. L. scandere, scansum, to climb.] (Zo["o]l.) An artifical group of birds formerly regarded as an order. They are distributed among several orders by modern ornithologists. [1913 Webster]

Note: The toes are in pairs, two before and two behind, by which they are enabled to cling to, and climb upon, trees, as the woodpeckers, parrots, cuckoos, and trogons. See Illust. under {Aves}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Scansōres — Scansōres, soviel wie Klettervögel (s. d.) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Scansores — Scansōres, s. Klettervögel …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Scansores — noun A taxonomic group of birds, formerly thought of as an order, but now distributed among several orders. Syn: Zygodactyli …   Wiktionary

  • Scansores — Klatrefugle …   Danske encyklopædi

  • scansores — scan·so·res …   English syllables

  • scansores — skanˈsōˌrēz noun plural Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin, literally, climbers, plural of scansor, from (assumed) Latin scansus (past. participle of Latin scandere to climb) + Latin or more at scan in former classifications …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Scansorial — Scan*so ri*al, a. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Capable of climbing; as, the woodpecker is a scansorial bird; adapted for climbing; as, a scansorial foot. (b) Of or pertaining to the Scansores. See Illust. under {Aves}. [1913 Webster] {Scansorial tail} (Zo[ o]l …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scansorial tail — Scansorial Scan*so ri*al, a. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Capable of climbing; as, the woodpecker is a scansorial bird; adapted for climbing; as, a scansorial foot. (b) Of or pertaining to the Scansores. See Illust. under {Aves}. [1913 Webster] {Scansorial… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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