Definition of Potto

1. Noun. Arboreal fruit-eating mammal of tropical America with a long prehensile tail.

Exact synonyms: Honey Bear, Kinkajou, Potos Caudivolvulus, Potos Flavus
Generic synonyms: Procyonid
Group relationships: Genus Potos, Potos

2. Noun. A kind of lemur.
Exact synonyms: Kinkajou, Perodicticus Potto
Generic synonyms: Lemur
Group relationships: Genus Perodicticus, Perodicticus

Definition of Potto

1. n. A nocturnal mammal (Perodictius potto) of the Lemur family, found in West Africa. It has rudimentary forefingers. Called also aposoro, and bush dog.

Definition of Potto

1. Noun. A small primate, of the subfamily ''Perodictictinae'', from the tropical rainforests of Africa. ¹

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Definition of Potto

1. a lemur of tropical Africa [n -TOS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Potto

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Literary usage of Potto

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1. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1875)
"... toes are separate, capable of independent motion, and provided with sharp claws; legs short; fur woolly. The common potto, sometimes called kinkajou ..."

2. Catalogue of Monkeys, Lemurs, and Fruit-eating Bats in the Collection of the by John Edward Gray (1870)
"Nycticebus potto, Geoff. Ann. Mva. xvii. p. 114; xix. p. 115. Hob. Sierra Leone, West Africa. Skull and skeleton in British Museum. Fig. 18. ..."

3. Proceedings of the Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh by Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh (1863)
"potto. Fig. G. Foot. Kon. Med. Inst. IV. 1851. More recently, in 1356, Dahl- boum, in his " Studia Zoologica," gives a figure and description of the potto. ..."

4. On the Genesis of Species by St. George Jackson Mivart (1871)
"Similarly the aborted index of the potto (Perodicticus) is a structure not likely to ... How this mutilation can have aided in the strug- HAND OF THE potto ..."

5. The Reminiscences of Sir Henry Hawkins, Baron Brampton by Henry Hawkins Brampton, Richard Harris (1904)
"annoyed, and immediately proposed to proceed with potto Brown's case. ... potto Brown had heard the cross-examination I had administered in the first ..."

6. The Reminiscences of Sir Henry Hawkins, Baron Brampton by Henry Hawkins Brampton, Richard Harris (1904)
"It was long known as ' potto Brown's Case,' and was often cited at the circuit mess. potto Brown was a miller living at St. Ives, near Huntingdon, ..."

7. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1902)
"The potto seems to share the leisurely mode of progression of its Asiatic ... He says : " By the negroes called potto, but known to us by the name of ..."

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