The graceful Menura superba, or lyre-bird, with its tail feathers spread in the shape of a lyre, is a very characteristic form.
The continent, however, possesses the two important genera of the Pseudoscines, namely the lyre-birds (Menura) and the scrub-birds (Atrichia).
(I) Suboscines with Menura, lyre-bird, and Atriehia, scrubbird, in Australia.
He had, however, the courage to act up to his own professions in collocating the rollers (Coracias) with the beeeaters (Merops), and had the sagacity to surmise that Menura was not a Gallinaceous bird.
Cabanis recognized the Pteroptochidae as a distinct Family, but made it also include Menura (see LYREBIRD), and in 1874 P. L.