Definition of Genus Phalanger
1. Noun. Type genus of the family Phalangeridae: cuscuses.
Group relationships: Family Phalangeridae, Phalangeridae
Member holonyms: Cuscus
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Literary usage of Genus Phalanger
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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 ..."