Definition of Genus Euphractus
1. Noun. A genus of Dasypodidae.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Dasypodidae, Family Dasypodidae
Member holonyms: Euphractus Sexcinctus, Peludo, Poyou
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Euphractus
Literary usage of Genus Euphractus
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1. The Geographical Distribution of Animals: With a Study of the Relations of by Alfred Russel Wallace (1876)
"... is allied to the living three-banded armadillos ; and a species of the existing genus Euphractus has been found in Bolivia. ..."
2. On the Anatomy of Vertebrates by Richard Owen (1868)
"The Armadillos of the sub-genus Euphractus, Wagler, are distinguished by having the anterior tooth, which is shaped like the succeeding molar, 2i4 implanted ..."
3. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1867)
"... a new genus of Armadillo, representing ou a great scale the genus Euphractus of Wagler (the ..."