Definition of Genus Phalanger

1. Noun. Type genus of the family Phalangeridae: cuscuses.

Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Family Phalangeridae, Phalangeridae
Member holonyms: Cuscus



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Phalanger

genus Petrocoptis
genus Petrogale
genus Petromyzon
genus Petroselinum
genus Petteria
genus Petunia
genus Peziza
genus Pezophaps
genus Phacelia
genus Phacochoerus
genus Phaethon
genus Phaius
genus Phalacrocorax
genus Phalaenopsis
genus Phalaenoptilus
genus Phalanger (current term)
genus Phalangium
genus Phalaris
genus Phalaropus
genus Phallus
genus Pharomacrus
genus Phascogale
genus Phascolarctos
genus Phaseolus
genus Phasianus
genus Phegopteris
genus Phellodendron
genus Phenacomys
genus Philadelphus
genus Philaenus

Literary usage of Genus Phalanger

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

1. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1896)
"... where they have a wide distribution ; the other is the genus Phalanger, which has been already alluded to as being the only member of the marsupial ..."

2. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1902)
"The genus Phalanger embraces five species, sometimes called by the generic name of Cuscus. They FIG. 69. —Vulpine Phalanger. ..."

3. The Geography of Mammals by William Lutley Sclater, Philip Lutley Sclater (1899)
"The typical genus Phalanger is a characteristic form of the Papuan Sub- region, and only touches Australia at its northern extremity. ..."

4. Materials for the study of variation treated with especial regard to by William Bateson (1894)
"... especially those relating to the genus Phalanger, it will, I think, become evident that it 13 not possible to apply any scheme based on the conception ..."

5. Mammalia: Their Various Orders and Habits Popularly Illustrated by Typical by Louis Figuier, Guillaume Louis Figuier (1870)
"In some of their characteristics, in their general form, and in their mode of life, the creatures belonging to the genus Phalanger bear a certain ..."

6. The Geology and Paleontology of Queensland and New Guinea: With Sixty-eight by Robert Logan Jack, Robert Etheridge (1892)
"... right scapula has been referred to the genus Phalanger (Cuscus) under the above name, the Author remarking that it " brings us into nearer contemplation ..."

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