Definition of Genus choloepus
1. Noun. A genus of Megalonychidae consisting of the two-toed sloth.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Family Megalonychidae, Megalonychidae
Member holonyms: Choloepus Didactylus, Two-toed Sloth, Unai, Unau, Choloepus Hoffmanni, Two-toed Sloth, Unai, Unau
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Choloepus
Literary usage of Genus choloepus
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1. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History by Taylor and Francis, William Jardine (1853)
"... and when the latter is wanting as in the genus Choloepus, the fact that the new process stands aloof, above the zygoma, is enough to prevent its being ..."
2. Organic Evolution by Richard Swann Lull (1917)
"The dorso-lumbar series of vertebrae is often elongated, especially in the tree-sloths of the genus Choloepus (Fig. 73), where the number has apparently ..."