Definition of Tupaia

1. Noun. The type genus of the Tupaia: chief genus of tree shrews.

Exact synonyms: Genus Tupaia
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Family Tupaiidae, Tupaiidae



Medical Definition of Tupaia

1. A genus of tree shrews of the family tupaiidae which consists of about 12 species. One of the most frequently encountered species is tupaia Glis. Members of this genus inhabit rain forests and secondary growth areas in southeast Asia. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tupaia

tunnelled
tunneller
tunnellers
tunnellike
tunnelling
tunnellings
tunnelly
tunnels
tunnies
tunning
tunnings
tunny
tuns
tuny
tupaia (current term)
tupaiid
tupaiidae
tupaiids
tupal
tupek
tupeks
tupelo
tupelo family
tupelo tree
tupelos
tuperssuatsiaite
tupik
tupiks
tuple

Literary usage of Tupaia

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1. Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon by Robert Armitage Sterndale (1884)
"Dentition of tupaia. SIZE.—Head and body, 7 to 8 inches; tail, 7 to 9 inches. No. 159. ... tupaia BELANGERI. The Pegu Tree-Shrew (Jerdon's No. 88). HABITAT. ..."

2. The Collected Scientific Papers of the Late Alfred Henry Garrod by Alfred Henry Garrod, William Alexander Forbes (1881)
"Ashley Eden, CSI, a male Burmese specimen of tupaia belangeri, which died, without any perceptible organic lesion, on December 18th, 1876. ..."

3. A Geographical History of Mammals by Richard Lydekker (1896)
"those of the Malayan sub-region, the absence of tupaia from Ceylon probably indicating that the genus is essentially a Malayan one which has immigrated but ..."

4. List of the Osteological Specimens in the Collection of the British Museum by John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1847)
"Cape of Good Hope. * Skulls. South Africa. Skulls. South Africa. tupaia ... tupaia Javanica. •;• Skull. Java. ..."

5. The Mammals of India: A Natural History of All the Animals Known to Inhabit by Thomas Claverhill Jerdon (1874)
"Char.—Those of the family of which it is the only genus. Peculiar to South-Eastern Asia. 87. tupaia Elliotti. ..."

6. The Encyclopædia of Geography: Comprising a Complete Description of the by Hugh Murray, William Wallace, Robert Jameson, William Jackson Hooker, William Swainson (1855)
"The Javanese and ferruginous tupaia; the Wild Cat of Java, the Long-armed ... The Javanese Tupay (tupaia javanica), one of the many interesting discoveries ..."

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