mammal genus

Definitions of mammal genus
  1. noun
    a genus of mammals
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    Tachyglossus, genus Tachyglossus
    type genus of the family Tachyglossidae
    Zaglossus, genus Zaglossus
    a genus of Tachyglossidae
    Ornithorhynchus, genus Ornithorhynchus
    type genus of the family Ornithorhynchidae
    Didelphis, genus Didelphis
    type genus of the family Didelphidae
    Caenolestes, genus Caenolestes
    type genus of the family Caenolestidae
    Macrotis, genus Macrotis
    a genus of Peramelidae
    Macropus, genus Macropus
    type genus of the family Macropodidae: typical kangaroos and wallabies
    Lagorchestes, genus Lagorchestes
    hare wallabies
    Onychogalea, genus Onychogalea
    a genus of Macropodidae
    Petrogale, genus Petrogale
    rock wallabies
    Thylogale, genus Thylogale
    Dendrolagus, genus Dendrolagus
    tree wallabies
    Hypsiprymnodon, genus Hypsiprymnodon
    musk kangaroos
    Potorous, genus Potorous
    Bettongia, genus Bettongia
    jerboa kangaroo
    genus Phalanger
    type genus of the family Phalangeridae: cuscuses
    Trichosurus, genus Trichosurus
    a genus of Phalangeridae
    Petaurus, genus Petaurus
    a genus of Phalangeridae
    Acrobates, genus Acrobates
    a genus of Phalangeridae
    Phascolarctos, genus Phascolarctos
    Dasyurus, genus Dasyurus
    type genus of the family Dasyuridae: native cats
    Thylacinus, genus Thylacinus
    Tasmanian wolf
    Sarcophilus, genus Sarcophilus
    Tasmanian devil
    Phascogale, genus Phascogale
    pouched mice
    Myrmecobius, genus Myrmecobius
    banded anteater
    Notoryctus, genus Notoryctus
    type genus of the family Notoryctidae: comprising solely the marsupial mole
    Condylura, genus Condylura
    star-nosed moles
    Parascalops, genus Parascalops
    brewer's moles
    Chrysochloris, genus Chrysochloris
    type genus of the Chrysochloridae
    Uropsilus, genus Uropsilus
    shrew moles
    Neurotrichus, genus Neurotrichus
    shrew moles
    Sorex, genus Sorex
    type genus of the family Soricidae: shrews
    Blarina, genus Blarina
    Neomys, genus Neomys
    a genus of Soricidae
    Cryptotis, genus Cryptotis
    least shrews
    Erinaceus, genus Erinaceus
    type genus of the family Erinaceidae: hedgehogs
    genus Tenrec
    type genus of the family Tenrecidae: tenrecs
    genus Potamogale
    type genus of the family Potamogalidae: otter shrews
    Balaena, genus Balaena
    type genus of the Balaenidae: Greenland whales
    Balaenoptera, genus Balaenoptera
    type genus of the Balaenopteridae
    Megaptera, genus Megaptera
    humpback whales
    Eschrichtius, genus Eschrichtius
    type and sole genus of the Eschrichtiidae
    Physeter, genus Physeter
    type genus of the Physeteridae
    Kogia, genus Kogia
    pygmy sperm whales
    Hyperoodon, genus Hyperoodon
    bottle-nosed whales
    Delphinus, genus Delphinus
    type genus of the Delphinidae
    Tursiops, genus Tursiops
    a genus of Delphinidae
    Phocoena, genus Phocoena
    genus Grampus
    Orcinus, genus Orcinus
    killer whales
    Globicephala, genus Globicephala
    pilot whales
    Monodon, genus Monodon
    type genus of the Monodontidae
    Delphinapterus, genus Delphinapterus
    white whale
    Trichechus, genus Trichecus
    type and sole genus of the Trichechidae
    genus Dugong
    type genus of the Dugongidae comprising only the dugongs
    Hydrodamalis, genus Hydrodamalis
    a genus of the family Dugongidae comprising only Steller's sea cow
    Arctocephalus, genus Arctocephalus
    fur seals
    Callorhinus, genus Callorhinus
    fur seals
    Otaria, genus Otaria
    type genus of the Otariidae
    Zalophus, genus Zalophus
    sea lions
    Eumetopias, genus Eumetopias
    sea lions
    Phoca, genus Phoca
    type genus of the Phocidae: earless seals
    Pagophilus, genus Pagophilus
    harp seals
    Mirounga, genus Mirounga
    elephant seals
    Erignathus, genus Erignathus
    bearded seals
    Cystophora, genus Cystophora
    hooded seals
    Odobenus, genus Odobenus
    type genus of the Odobenidae: walruses
    Orycteropus, genus Orycteropus
    coextensive with the family Orycteropodidae
    Canis, genus Canis
    type genus of the Canidae: domestic and wild dogs; wolves; jackals
    Cuon, Cyon, genus Cuon, genus Cyon
    Asiatic wild dog
    Dusicyon, genus Dusicyon
    crab-eating dog
    Nyctereutes, genus Nyctereutes
    raccoon dogs
    Lycaeon, genus Lycaeon
    African hunting dog
    genus Hyaena
    type genus of the Hyaenidae
    Crocuta, genus Crocuta
    a genus of Hyaenidae
    Proteles, genus Proteles
    Vulpes, genus Vulpes
    Alopex, genus Alopex
    arctic foxes
    Urocyon, genus Urocyon
    grey foxes
    Felis, genus Felis
    type genus of the Felidae: true cats and most wildcats
    genus Lynx
    Panthera, genus Panthera
    lions; leopards; snow leopards; jaguars; tigers; cheetahs; saber-toothed tigers
    Acinonyx, genus Acinonyx
    Smiledon, genus Smiledon
    saber-toothed tigers
    Nimravus, genus Nimravus
    false sabertoothed tigers
    Ursus, genus Ursus
    type genus of Ursidae: brown bears; in some classifications genus Ursus includes all bears
    Euarctos, genus Euarctos
    American black bears; in some classifications not a separate genus from Ursus
    Selenarctos, genus Selenarctos
    Asiatic black bears; in some classifications not a separate genus from Ursus
    Thalarctos, genus Thalarctos
    polar bears; in some classifications not a separate genus from Ursus
    Melursus, genus Melursus
    sloth bears; in some classifications not a separate genus from Ursus
    Viverra, genus Viverra
    type genus of the family Viverridae
    Viverricula, genus Viverricula
    a genus of Viverridae
    Arctictis, genus Arctictis
    Fossa, genus Fossa
    monotypic genus of Madagascar civets closely related to palm civets
    Genetta, genus Genetta
    Hemigalus, genus Hemigalus
    banded palm civets
    Herpestes, genus Herpestes
    Paradoxurus, genus Paradoxurus
    palm civets
    Suricata, genus Suricata
    Pteropus, genus Pteropus
    a genus of Megachiroptera
    Nyctimene, genus Nyctimene
    East Indian fruit bats
    Cynopterus, genus Cynopterus
    a genus of Megachiroptera
    genus Macrotus
    leafnose bats
    Phyllostomus, genus Phyllostomus
    type genus of the family Phyllostomatidae
    Choeronycteris, genus Choeronycteris
    a genus of Phyllostomatidae
    Hipposideros, genus Hipposideros
    horseshoe bats
    Rhinonicteris, genus Rhinonicteris
    orange horseshoe bats
    Megaderma, genus Megaderma
    type genus of the Megadermatidae
    Vespertilio, genus Vespertilio
    a genus of Vespertilionidae
    Lasiurus, genus Lasiurus
    a genus of Vespertilionidae
    Myotis, genus Myotis
    largest and most widely distributed genus of bats
    Eptesicus, genus Eptesicus
    a genus of Vespertilionidae
    Antrozous, genus Antrozous
    a genus of Vespertilionidae
    Pipistrellus, genus Pipistrellus
    nearly cosmopolitan genus of very small bats
    Euderma, genus Euderma
    a genus of Vespertilionidae
    Plecotus, genus Plecotus
    a genus of Vespertilionidae
    Tadarida, genus Tadarida
    freetail bats
    Eumops, genus Eumops
    mastiff bats
    Desmodus, genus Desmodus
    type genus of the Desmodontidae: vampire bats
    Diphylla, genus Diphylla
    vampire bats
    Oryctolagus, genus Oryctolagus
    Old World rabbits
    Sylvilagus, genus Sylvilagus
    North American rabbits
    Lepus, genus Lepus
    type genus of the Leporidae: hares
    Ochotona, genus Ochotona
    type genus of the Ochotonidae
    Mus, genus Mus
    type genus of the Muridae: common house mice; the tips of the upper incisors have a square notch
    Micromyx, genus Micromyx
    Old World harvest mice
    Apodemus, genus Apodemus
    Old World field mice
    Rattus, genus Rattus
    common house rats; upper incisors have a beveled edge
    Nesokia, genus Nesokia
    bandicoot rats
    Conilurus, genus Conilurus
    jerboa rats
    Notomys, genus Notomys
    jerboa rats
    Hydromys, genus Hydromys
    water rats
    Reithrodontomys, genus Reithrodontomys
    New World harvest mice
    Peromyscus, genus Peromyscus
    New World wood mice
    Baiomys, genus Baiomys
    pygmy mice
    Onychomys, genus Onychomys
    grasshopper mice
    Ondatra, genus Ondatra
    Neofiber, genus Neofiber
    round-tailed muskrat
    Sigmodon, genus Sigmodon
    American cotton rats
    Neotoma, genus Neotoma
    Oryzomys, genus Oryzomys
    rice rats
    Pitymys, genus Pitymys
    pine mice
    Microtus, genus Microtus
    voles of the northern hemisphere
    Arvicola, genus Arvicola
    in some classifications considered synonymous with Microtus
    Clethrionomys, genus Clethrionomys
    a genus of Cricetidae
    genus Phenacomys
    North American voles
    Cricetus, genus Cricetus
    type genus of the Cricetidae: Old World hamsters
    Mesocricetus, genus Mesocricetus
    golden hamsters
    Gerbillus, genus Gerbillus
    type genus of the Gerbillinae: typical gerbils
    Meriones, genus Meriones
    a genus of Cricetidae
    Lemmus, genus lemmus
    Myopus, genus Myopus
    a genus of Cricetidae
    Dicrostonyx, genus Dicrostonyx
    pied lemmings
    Synaptomys, genus Synaptomys
    bog lemmings
    Atherurus, genus Atherurus
    a genus of Hystricidae
    Trichys, genus Trichys
    a genus of Hystricidae
    Erethizon, genus Erethizon
    a genus of Erethizontidae
    Perognathus, genus Perognathus
    pocket mice
    Liomys, genus Liomys
    pocket mice
    Dipodomys, genus Dipodomys
    kangaroo rats
    Microdipodops, genus Microdipodops
    kangaroo mice
    Zapus, genus Zapus
    type genus of the Zapodidae
    Dipus, genus Dipus
    type genus of the Dipodidae; typical jerboas having three toes on each hind foot
    Jaculus, genus Jaculus
    Glis, genus Glis
    type genus of the Gliridae
    Muscardinus, genus Muscardinus
    a genus of Gliridae
    Eliomys, genus Eliomys
    Geomys, genus Geomys
    type genus of the Geomyidae
    Thomomys, genus Thomomys
    western pocket gophers
    Sciurus, genus Sciurus
    type genus of the Sciuridae; typical moderate-sized arboreal squirrels
    Tamiasciurus, genus Tamiasciurus
    American red squirrels
    Citellus, Spermophilus, genus Citellus, genus Spermophilus
    typical ground squirrels
    Cynomys, genus Cynomys
    prairie dogs
    Tamias, genus Tamias
    chipmunks of eastern North America
    Eutamias, genus Eutamias
    chipmunks of western America and Asia
    Glaucomys, genus Glaucomys
    New World flying squirrels
    Marmota, genus Marmota
    Petaurista, genus Petaurista
    very large Asiatic flying squirrels
    Castor, genus Castor
    type genus of the Castoridae: beavers
    Castoroides, genus Castoroides
    extinct beavers of the Pleistocene; of eastern and southern United States
    Aplodontia, genus Aplodontia
    type genus of the Aplodontiidae: comprising the mountain beavers
    Cavia, genus Cavia
    type genus of the Caviidae: guinea pigs
    Dolichotis, genus Dolichotis
    Hydrochoerus, genus Hydrochoerus
    a genus of Hydrochoeridae
    Dasyprocta, genus Dasyprocta
    type genus of the Dasyproctidae: agoutis
    Cuniculus, genus Cuniculus
    Stictomys, genus Stictomys
    mountain pacas
    Myocastor, genus Myocastor
    a genus of Capromyidae
    genus Chinchilla
    type genus of the Chinchillidae
    Lagidium, genus Lagidium
    a genus of Chinchillidae
    Lagostomus, genus Lagostomus
    Abrocoma, genus Abrocoma
    Spalax, genus Spalax
    type genus of the Spalacidae
    Bathyergus, genus Bathyergus
    mole rats
    Heterocephalus, genus Heterocephalus
    sand rats
    Uintatherium, genus Uintatherium
    type genus of the Uintatheriidae; extinct large herbivorous ungulates somewhat resembling elephants; from the Eocene in Wyoming
    Procavia, genus Procavia
    type genus of the Procaviidae
    Equus, genus Equus
    type genus of the Equidae: only surviving genus of the family Equidae
    Hyracotherium, genus Hyracotherium
    extinct horse genus; formerly called eohippus
    genus Mesohippus
    a genus of Equidae
    genus Protohippus
    a genus of Equidae
    genus Rhinoceros
    type genus of the Rhinocerotidae
    Ceratotherium, genus Ceratotherium
    African genus
    Diceros, genus Diceros
    most common species in Africa
    Tapirus, genus Tapirus
    type genus of the Tapiridae
    Sus, genus Sus
    type genus of the Suidae
    Babyrousa, genus Babyrousa
    a genus of Suidae
    Phacochoerus, genus Phacochoerus
    Tayassu, genus Pecari, genus Tayassu
    type genus of the Tayassuidae
    genus Hippopotamus
    type genus of the Hippopotamidae
    Bos, genus Bos
    wild and domestic cattle; in some classifications placed in the subfamily Bovinae or tribe Bovini
    Bubalus, genus Bubalus, tribe Bubalus
    in some classification systems included in genus Bos; water buffaloes
    genus Anoa
    a genus of mammals of the family Bovidae
    Synercus, genus Synercus, tribe synercus
    Cape buffalo
    Bibos, genus Bibos
    wild ox
    genus Bison
    sometimes considered a subgenus of genus Bos: American buffalo
    Ovibos, genus Ovibos
    consisting of the musk-ox
    Ovis, genus Ovis
    Ammotragus, genus Ammotragus
    genus of wild sheep
    Capra, genus Capra
    Oreamnos, genus Oreamnos
    mountain goats
    Naemorhedus, genus Naemorhedus
    Capricornis, genus Capricornis
    Rupicapra, genus Rupicapra
    Budorcas, genus Budorcas
    gnu goats
    Antilope, genus Antilope
    Litocranius, genus Litocranius
    antelopes of eastern Africa: gerenuks
    genus Addax
    genus of antelopes of northern African deserts
    Connochaetes, genus Connochaetes
    African antelopes: gnus
    Madoqua, genus Madoqua
    genus comprising some small antelopes of eastern and northeastern Africa
    Alcelaphus, genus Alcelaphus
    African antelopes: hartebeests
    Damaliscus, genus Damaliscus
    African antelopes: sassabies
    Aepyceros, genus Aepyceros
    African antelopes: impalas
    Gazella, genus Gazella
    typical gazelles
    Antidorcas, genus Antidorcas
    Strepsiceros, Tragelaphus, genus Strepsiceros, genus Tragelaphus
    African antelopes: kudus; bongos; nyalas; bushbucks
    Boselaphus, genus Boselaphus
    Indian antelopes: nilgais
    Hippotragus, genus Hippotragus
    sable antelopes
    genus Saiga
    Eurasian antelopes: saigas
    Raphicerus, genus Raphicerus
    African antelopes: steenboks
    Taurotragus, genus Taurotragus
    African antelopes: elands
    Kobus, genus Kobus
    African antelopes: waterbucks
    Adenota, genus Adenota
    African antelopes: puku
    genus Oryx
    African antelopes: oryxes
    Pseudoryx, genus Pseudoryx
    species of large cow-like mammals of Vietnam discovered by scientists in 1992
    Antilocapra, genus Antilocapra
    type and sole genus of the Antilocapridae comprising one species
    Cervus, genus Cervus
    the type genus of the Cervidae
    Odocoileus, genus Odocoileus
    North American deer
    Alces, genus Alces
    elk or moose
    Dama, genus Dama
    fallow deer
    Capreolus, genus Capreolus
    roe deer
    Rangifer, genus Rangifer
    reindeer or caribou
    Mazama, genus Mazama
    Muntiacus, genus Muntiacus
    Moschus, genus Moschus
    musk deer
    Elaphurus, genus Elaphurus
    a genus of Cervidae
    Tragulus, genus Tragulus
    type genus of the Tragulidae
    Hyemoschus, genus Hyemoschus
    water chevrotains
    Camelus, genus Camelus
    type genus of the Camelidae: camels
    Lama, genus Lama
    Vicugna, genus Vicugna
    a genus of Camelidae
    Giraffa, genus Giraffa
    type genus of the Giraffidae
    Okapia, genus Okapia
    Mustela, genus Mustela
    type genus of the family Mustelidae: minks and weasels
    Poecilogale, genus Poecilogale
    Ictonyx, genus Ictonyx
    a genus of Mustelidae
    Lutra, genus Lutra
    in some classifications considered a genus of the subfamily Lutrinae
    Enhydra, genus Enhydra
    sea otters
    Mephitis, genus Mephitis
    in some classifications: type genus of the subfamily Mephitinae
    Conepatus, genus Conepatus
    a genus of Mustelidae
    Spilogale, genus Spilogale
    a genus of Mustelidae
    Taxidea, genus Taxidea
    in some classifications considered a genus of subfamily Melinae
    Meles, genus Meles
    in some classifications: type genus of the subfamily Melinae
    Mellivora, genus Mellivora
    Melogale, genus Melogale
    a genus of Mustelidae
    Arctonyx, genus Arctonyx
    a genus of Mustelidae
    Gulo, genus Gulo
    a genus of Mustelidae
    genus Grison
    a genus of Mustelidae
    genus Galictis
    alternative name for the genus Grison
    Martes, genus Martes
    Charronia, genus Charronia
    a genus of Mustelidae
    Eira, genus Eira
    a genus of Mustelidae
    Dasypus, genus Dasypus
    type genus of the Dasypodidae
    Tolypeutes, genus Tolypeutes
    a genus of Dasypodidae
    genus Cabassous
    solely the tatouay
    Euphractus, genus Euphractus
    a genus of Dasypodidae
    Priodontes, genus Priodontes
    solely the giant armadillo
    Chlamyphorus, genus Chlamyphorus
    Burmeisteria, genus Burmeisteria
    a genus of Dasypodidae
    Bradypus, genus Bradypus
    type genus of the Bradypodidae: three-toed sloths
    Choloepus, genus Choloepus
    a genus of Megalonychidae consisting of the two-toed sloth
    Megatherium, genus Megatherium
    type genus of the Megatheriidae
    genus Mylodon
    type genus of the Mylodontidae; sometimes included in family Megatheriidae
    Myrmecophaga, genus Myrmecophaga
    type genus of the Myrmecophagidae; South American ant bear
    Cyclopes, genus Cyclopes
    only the silky anteater
    genus Tamandua
    lesser anteater
    Manis, genus Manis
    type genus of the Manidae
    genus Homo
    type genus of the family Hominidae
    Australopithecus, genus Australopithecus
    extinct genus of African hominid
    Plesianthropus, genus Plesianthropus
    former name for the genus Australopithecus
    genus Sivapithecus
    extinct primates; lower Pliocene
    Dryopithecus, genus Dryopithecus
    genus of Old World hominoids; Miocene and Pliocene
    Ouranopithecus, genus Ouranopithecus
    a genus of Hominidae
    Lufengpithecus, genus Lufengpithecus
    a genus of Hominidae
    genus Proconsul
    genus of extinct primitive African primates of the Miocene epoch; sometimes considered a subgenus of Dryopithecus
    Kenyapithecus, genus Kenyapithecus
    extinct primate having powerful chewing muscles along with large molars and small incisors; fossils found in Kenya
    genus Aegyptopithecus
    a genus of Hominoidea
    Algeripithecus, genus Algeripithecus
    an extinct genus of Hominoidea
    Pongo, genus Pongo
    type genus of the family Pongidae: orangutans
    genus Gorilla
    Pan, genus Pan
    chimpanzees; more closely related to Australopithecus than to other pongids
    Hylobates, genus Hylobates
    Symphalangus, genus Symphalangus
    used in some classifications for the siamangs
    Cercopithecus, genus Cercopithecus
    type genus of the Cercopithecidae: guenons
    Cercocebus, genus Cercocebus
    Erythrocebus, genus Erythrocebus
    Papio, genus Papio
    Mandrillus, genus Mandrillus
    Macaca, genus Macaca
    macaques; rhesus monkeys
    Presbytes, genus Presbytes, mammal Semnopithecus
    genus Colobus
    a genus of Cercopithecidae
    Nasalis, genus Nasalis
    proboscis monkeys
    Callithrix, genus Callithrix
    type genus of the Callithricidae: true marmosets
    Cebuella, genus Cebuella
    pygmy marmosets
    Leontocebus, genus Leontideus, genus Leontocebus
    Cebus, genus Cebus
    type genus of the Cebidae
    Aotus, genus Aotus
    Alouatta, genus Alouatta
    howler monkeys
    Pithecia, genus Pithecia
    Cacajao, genus Cacajao
    Callicebus, genus Callicebus
    Ateles, genus Ateles
    spider monkeys
    Saimiri, genus Saimiri
    squirrel monkeys
    Lagothrix, genus Lagothrix
    woolly monkeys
    Tupaia, genus Tupaia
    the type genus of the Tupaia: chief genus of tree shrews
    Ptilocercus, genus Ptilocercus
    genus Lemur
    type genus of the Lemuridae
    Daubentonia, genus Daubentonia
    type genus; coextensive with the family Daubentoniidae
    genus Loris
    type genus of the Lorisidae
    Nycticebus, genus Nycticebus
    a genus of Lorisidae
    Perodicticus, genus Perodicticus
    a genus of Lorisidae
    Arctocebus, genus Arctocebus
    a genus of Lorisidae
    genus Galago
    bush babies
    genus Indri
    type genus of the Indriidae
    Avahi, genus Avahi
    a genus of Indriidae
    Tarsius, genus Tarsius
    type and sole genus of the family Tarsiidae
    Cynocephalus, genus Cynocephalus
    type genus of the family Cynocephalidae
    Elephas, genus Elephas
    type genus of the family Elephantidae
    Loxodonta, genus Loxodonta
    a genus of Elephantidae
    Mammuthus, genus Mammuthus
    extinct genus: mammoths
    Archidiskidon, genus Archidiskidon
    a genus of Elephantidae
    Mammut, genus Mammut, genus Mastodon
    extinct type genus of the Mammutidae: mastodons
    Gomphotherium, genus Gomphotherium
    type genus of the Gomphotheriidae
    Procyon, genus Procyon
    the type genus of the family Procyonidae: raccoons
    Bassariscus, genus Bassariscus
    Potos, genus Potos
    a genus of Procyonidae
    Nasua, genus Nasua
    Ailurus, genus Ailurus
    lesser pandas
    Ailuropoda, genus Ailuropoda
    only the giant panda: in some classifications considered a genus of the separate family Ailuropodidae
    type of:
    (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more species
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