Definition of Genus Mephitis
1. Noun. In some classifications: type genus of the subfamily Mephitinae.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Family Mustelidae, Mustelidae
Member holonyms: Mephitis Mephitis, Striped Skunk, Hooded Skunk, Mephitis Macroura
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Mephitis
Literary usage of Genus Mephitis
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington by Biological Society of Washington (1907)
"I have elsewhere shown** that Mustela putida Cuv. does not belong to the genus Mephitis as now understood, ..."
2. Sketches in Natural History: History of the Mammalia by Charles Knight (1849)
"67 represents the dentition of the genus Mephitis; Fig. ... 69 represents the head of another species of the present genus (Mephitis dimidiata). ..."
3. List of North American Land Mammals in the United States National Museum, 1911 by Gerrit Smith Miller, United States National Museum (1912)
"... Genus Tayra Oken Genus Grison Oken Genus Spilogale Gray genus Mephitis Geoffroy and Cuvier Subgenus Mephitis Geoffroy and Cuvier Subgenus ..."
4. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"... peculiar to America, typified by tne genus Mephitis; the skunks. The group is closely related to the badgers or ..."
5. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"... In the North American skunks of the genus Mephitis the dentition is i. \, c. \, p. J. m. I; tola! 34. Upper molar larger than the sectorial, subquadrate ..."
6. Fur-bearing Animals: A Monograph of North American Mustelidae, in which an by Elliott Coues (1877)
"The genus Mephitis, continued—Mephitis macrura, the Long-tailed Mexican Skunk—Synonymy—Habitat—Specific characters—Description—The sub- genus ..."