Definition of Genus caiman
1. Noun. Caimans.
Group relationships: Alligatoridae, Family Alligatoridae
Member holonyms: Caiman, Cayman
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Caiman
Literary usage of Genus caiman
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1. Timehri: The Journal of the Royal Agricultural and Commercial Society of by Royal Agricultural and Commercial Society of British Guiana (1890)
"The species belonged to the old genus Caiman, with narrow elongate head, destitute of a frontal ridge, and quite distinct from the common " caiman" of the ..."
2. Zoology for High Schools and Colleges by Alpheus Spring Packard (1886)
"The cayman of Guiana belongs to a distinct genus, Caiman, and is characteristic of the rivers of tropical South America, ..."
3. Zoology by Alpheus Spring Packard (1883)
"The cayman of Guiana belongs to a distinct genus, Caiman, and is characteristic of the rivers of tropical South America. ..."