[ d͡ʒˈɛnəs pˈandi͡ən], [ dʒˈɛnəs pˈandiən], [ dʒ_ˈɛ_n_ə_s p_ˈa_n_d_iə_n]
How to use "Genus pandion" in context?
The 'genus' Pandion contains 19 species of which six occur in North America. A number of these species are rare, endangered, or threatened with extinction. The American turkey vulture, for example, is now considered critically endangered ( faces a high chance of extinction in the near future). Predation by humans and other animals is a major threat to these birds.
Interestingly, the genus was once thought to only contain two species - the American turkey vulture and the Old World vulture. However, research has shown that there are in fact six species within the genus.
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