Definition of Hydromys
1. Noun. Water rats.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Hydromyinae, Subfamily Hydromyinae
Member holonyms: Beaver Rat
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hydromys
Literary usage of Hydromys
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Pierre André Latreille (1831)
"The hydromys have many external points of relation to the Echi- mys, ... hydromys leucogaster, and Hyd. chrysogaster, Geoff. An. Mus. VI, pi. xxxvi. ..."
2. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1902)
"The genus hydromys} of which tliere are several species, the best known being H. chrysogaster, is an exclusively Australian form, and is aquatic in habit. ..."
3. The London Encyclopaedia, Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art by Thomas Tegg (1829)
"hydromys leucogaster of Guiana. We are of opinion that we might refer hither an animal of which the skin comes to the central parts of Europe for the use of ..."
4. Catalogue of the Bones of Mammalia in the Collection of the British Museum by Edward Gerrard (1862)
"Teeth:—Incisors £j; Molars g ; =12. The hydromys. hydromys chrysogaster. ... hydromys leucogaster, F. Cuv., Dents des Mamm. p. 172. no. 63 (den tition). ..."
5. Proceedings by Zoological Society of London (1889)
"Whiskers as in Mus, fewer and slenderer than in hydromys. ... 10) as in hydromys chrysogaster, except that the lateral ends of the lobes are shorter and ..."