Definition of Genus otaria
1. Noun. Type genus of the Otariidae.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Family Otariidae, Otariidae
Member holonyms: Otaria Byronia, South American Sea Lion
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Literary usage of Genus otaria
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1. The Contemporary Review (1876)
"... divide off the eared group by proposing the genus Otaria for their reception. ... original genus Otaria for the whole group; and for that reason shall ..."
2. The Marine Mammals in the Anatomical Museum of the University of Edinburgh by William Turner (1912)
"Sir Wm. Flower, again, included all the Eared Seals in the single genus Otaria ... which justify a certain amount of subdivision of the old genus Otaria. ..."
3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"typical genus Otaria. The dental formula is ». j, c. \,p. |, m. l0*2; total 34 or 36. The first and second upper incisors are small, with the summits of ..."
4. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1902)
"At the other extreme stands Dr. Mivart, who speaks of only one genus, Otaria; of this genus the number of species is by no means agreed upon. ..."
5. Medical and Physical Researches: Or, Original Memoirs in Medicine, Surgery by Richard Harlan (1835)
"Genus OTARIA. O. ursina. Genus TRICHECHUS. T. Rosmarus. Genus MANATUS. M. latirostris. Family MARSUPIALIA. Genus DIDELPHIS. D. virginiana. Order RODENTIA. ..."
6. A Naval Encyclopædia: Comprising a Dictionary of Nautical Words and Phrases (1880)
"... and attains a length of 25 feet. Its oil is quite valuable. Many seals belong to the genus Otaria, also known as ..."