Definition of Genus Loris
1. Noun. Type genus of the Lorisidae.
Group relationships: Family Lorisidae, Lorisidae
Member holonyms: Loris Gracilis, Slender Loris
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Loris
Literary usage of Genus Loris
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1. Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon by Robert Armitage Sterndale (1884)
"genus Loris. Body and limbs slender; no tail : eyes very large, almost contiguous; nose acute. NO. 29. LORIS GRACILIS. The Slender Lemur (Jerdon's No. n). ..."
2. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1903)
"Furthermore, coucang being the first name proposed for the Slow Loris must be adopted for it. Geoffrey did not propose his genus Loris until 1796, ..."
3. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1902)
"... as also the next genus Loris. The body of this animal is stouter than that of the next to be described. Professor Mivart has pointed out that, ..."
4. List of the Vertebrated Animals Now Or Lately Living in the Gardens of the by London Zoo (London, England), Philip Lutley Sclater (1883)
"Flower on the brain of this species, PZS 1862, p. 103, and Trans. Zool. Soc. т. р. 103. Genus LORIS. 137. Loris gracilis, Geoffr. Slender Loris. Hab. ..."
5. Mammalia: Their Various Orders and Habits Popularly Illustrated by Typical by Louis Figuier, Guillaume Louis Figuier (1870)
"... genus Loris.—The Loris are characterised by a slender body, medium-sized limbs, short hairy ears, and particularly by the complete absence of a tail. ..."
6. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1896)
"... it bears a certain resemblance to the Indian genus Loris, but is distinguished by its somewhat stouter aspect and its still more sluggish habits. ..."