Definition of Genus Trichecus
1. Noun. Type and sole genus of the Trichechidae.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Family Trichechidae, Trichechidae
Member holonyms: Manatee, Trichechus Manatus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Trichecus
Literary usage of Genus Trichecus
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1. Reports on Zoology for 1843, 1844 by Andreas Johann Wagner, Franz Hermann Troschel, Wilhelm Ferdinand Erichson, Carl Th. Ernst Siebold (1847)
"... whether the varieties in the conformation of the cranium justify the distinguishing of several species in the genus Trichecus. ..."
2. A History of British Quadrupeds, Including the Cetacea by Thomas Bell, Robert F. Tomes, Edward Richard Alston (1874)
"genus Trichecus (Linnaeus, 1766). Generic Character.—Limbs used as organs of support on land. No external ear. Teeth in adult, inc. J, can. '-„- , mol. ..."
3. Greenland Icefields and Life in the North Atlantic: With a New Discussion of by George Frederick Wright, Warren Upham (1896)
"... genus Trichecus of Gray and most writers during the past century), also called the morse, from its Russian and Lapp name, or the sea cow or sea horse. ..."
4. American Natural History by John Davidson Godman (1836)
"Dr. Mitchill has received from the shores of Long Island a very interesting skull belonging to a species of the genus Trichecus. ..."
5. Zoology: A Systematic Account of the General Structure, Habits, Instincts by William Benjamin Carpenter (1848)
"... genus Trichecus, of which only one species is known, the Walrus, Morse, or Sea-Cow. In general form, as well as in habits, the Walrus resembles the ..."
6. The Natural History of Secession by Thomas Shepard Goodwin (1865)
"The genus Trichecus comprises the Walrus or Morse, T. rosmarus, Linn., of the Arctic regions, which resembles the large seals, but is especially ..."