Definition of Genus myocastor
1. Noun. A genus of Capromyidae.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Capromyidae, Family Capromyidae
Member holonyms: Coypu, Myocastor Coypus, Nutria
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Myocastor
Literary usage of Genus myocastor
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1. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1895)
"As Cuvier, in the year 1800, instituted the genus Fiber for the Muskrat, only the Coypu was left in the genus Myocastor, which thus became its type by ..."
2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"... with deep enamel-folds; the first front toe being occasionally absent Of the few living representatives oí the group, the genus Myocastor (or ..."