Crepitans

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Crepitans Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Rail \Rail\, n. [F. r[^a]le, fr. r[^a]ler to have a rattling in the throat; of German origin, and akin to E. rattle. See Rattle, v.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of limicoline birds of the family Rallid[ae], especially those of the genus Rallus, and of closely allied genera. They are prized as game birds. Note: The common European water rail (Rallus aquaticus) is called also bilcock, skitty coot, and brook runner}. The best known American species are the clapper rail, or salt-marsh hen (Rallus lonqirostris, var. crepitans); the king, or red-breasted, rail (R. elegans) (called also fresh-water marshhen); the lesser clapper, or Virginia, rail (R. Virginianus); and the Carolina, or sora, rail (Porzana Carolina). See Sora. Land rail (Zo["o]l.), the corncrake.

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  • Hura crepitans: Hura crepitans (syn. Hura brasiliensis Wild.), the Sandbox tree, also known as Possumwood and Jabillo, is an evergreen tree of the ...
  • Acris crepitans: The Northern Cricket Frog (Acris crepitans) is a species of small Hylid frog native to the United States and northeastern Mexico . ...
  • Hypsiboas crepitans: Hypsiboas crepitans is a species of frog in the Hylidae family. It is found in Brazil , Colombia , French Guiana , Guyana , Panama , ...
  • Eleutherodactylus crepitans: Eleutherodactylus crepitans is a species of frog in the Leptodactylidae family. It is endemic to Brazil . Its natural habitat s are ...

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