Definition of Genus Ailurus
1. Noun. Lesser pandas.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Family Procyonidae, Procyonidae
Member holonyms: Ailurus Fulgens, Bear Cat, Cat Bear, Lesser Panda, Panda, Red Panda
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Ailurus
Literary usage of Genus Ailurus
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1. The Natural History of Secession by Thomas Shepard Goodwin (1865)
"The genus Ailurus comprises the Shining Panda, A. refulgens, Fred. Cuv., of Northern India, of the size of the common cat, the fur soft and thickly set, ..."
2. Natural History: A Manual of Zoology for Schools, Colleges, and the General by Sanborn Tenney (1872)
"... Wagler, of Western North America, is larger than P. lotor. The genus Ailurus comprises the Shining Panda, ..."
3. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"... plantigrade mammal, of the genus ailurus (F. Cuv.), which seems to connect the bears with the civets ; by some authors it is placed with the civets. ..."
4. A Supplement to the Imperial Dictionary, English, Technological, and by John Ogilvie (1855)
"A quadruped of the genus Ailurus, the A. refulgens. It is a native of the woody parts of the moun- tains of Northern India, and is of a bright fulvous ..."