from The Century Dictionary.

  • The principal group of the Cirripedia, by some recognized as an order, consisting of the ordinary sessile and pedunculated cirripeds, or barnacles and acornshells, in which the abdomen is rudimentary and there are six thoracic segments with as many pairs of cirrose limbs. See Cirripedia, Lepas, Balanus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun plural (Zoöl.) A division of cirripeds including those which have six thoracic segments, usually bearing six pairs of cirri. The common barnacles are examples.


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  • Being a Warbler with twelve tail-feathers, it is unlikely to lay a red egg, and besides this the eggs of the allied species, _T. thoracica_, as found by trustworthy observers like Messrs. Gammie and Mandelli, are known to be white speckled with red, in spite of Mr. Hodgson's figure representing them to be deep cinnabar-red.

    The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1 Allan Octavian Hume 1870

  • Family Common Name Species Accipitridae Javan hawk-eagle Spizaetus bartelsi Charadriidae Javan plover Charadrius javanicus Charadriidae Sunda lapwing Vanellus macropterus Cuculidae Sunda coucal Centropus nigrorufus Strigidae Javan owlet Glaucidium castanopterum Sturnidae Bali myna Leucopsar rothschildi* Timaliidae White-breasted babbler Stachyris grammiceps Timaliidae White-bibbed babbler Stachyris thoracica Timaliidae Crescent-chested babbler Stachyris melanothorax Timaliidae Grey-cheeked tit-babbler Macronous flavicollis * An asterisk signifies that the species 'range is limited to this ecoregion

    Eastern Java-Bali rain forests 2008

  • [Footnote A: There can be no doubt, I think, that _T. affinis_ and _T. brunneipectus_ are the same species as _T. thoracica_.

    The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1 Allan Octavian Hume 1870


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