Definition of Genus Chinchilla

1. Noun. Type genus of the Chinchillidae.

Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Chinchillidae, Family Chinchillidae
Member holonyms: Chinchilla, Chinchilla Laniger



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Chinchilla

genus Cheilanthes
genus Cheiranthus
genus Chelidonium
genus Chelifer
genus Chelone
genus Chelonia
genus Chelydra
genus Chenopodium
genus Chilomastix
genus Chilomeniscus
genus Chilomycterus
genus Chilopsis
genus Chimaera
genus Chimaphila
genus Chimonanthus
genus Chinchilla (current term)
genus Chinchona
genus Chiococca
genus Chionanthus
genus Chirocephalus
genus Chironomus
genus Chiton
genus Chlamydera
genus Chlamydia
genus Chlamydomonas
genus Chlamydosaurus
genus Chlamyphorus
genus Chloranthus
genus Chlorella
genus Chloris

Literary usage of Genus Chinchilla

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1902)
"The genus Chinchilla, containing but a .single species, C. lani- ger, is a small and squirrel-like creature, living at considerable heights in the Andes. ..."

2. The Natural History of Secession by Thomas Shepard Goodwin (1865)
"The genus Chinchilla — Chinchillas — and closely allied genera inhabit the mountain regions of Chili and Peru. Chinchillas are scarcely larger than rats, ..."

3. Natural History: A Manual of Zoology for Schools, Colleges, and the General by Sanborn Tenney (1872)
"The genus Chinchilla — Chinchillas — and closely allied genera inhabit the mountain regions of Chili and Peru. Chinchillas are scarcely larger than rats, ..."

4. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"... if used, is ¡n Latin form ; but when it is also Anglicized an English plural is nsed : as, the chinchillas, the "animals of the genus Chinchilla. ..."

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