Definition of Nyctereutes
1. Noun. Raccoon dogs.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Canidae, Family Canidae
Member holonyms: Nyctereutes Procyonides, Raccoon Dog
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nyctereutes
Literary usage of Nyctereutes
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Catalogue of Carnivorous, Pachydermatous, and Edentate Mammalia in the by John Edward Gray (1869)
"Lower edge of lower jaw straight. Nyctereutes, Temm.; Gray, List of Mamm. 1840; PZS 1868, p. 522. Nyctereutes procyonoides. ..."
2. Proceedings by Zoological Society of London (1870)
"No typical Herpestes seems to occur in China north of Hainan. •J5. Nyctereutes PROCYONOIDES. ... Cants (Nyctereutes) riven-inns, Temm. Faun. Jap. ; v. ..."
3. The Geographical Distribution of Animals: With a Study of the Relations of by Alfred Russel Wallace (1876)
"Nyctereutes, a curious racoon-like dog, ranges from Canton to North China, the Amoor and Japan, and therefore seems to come best in this sub-region; ..."