Definition of Genus Cavia
1. Noun. Type genus of the Caviidae: guinea pigs.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Caviidae, Family Caviidae
Member holonyms: Cavy
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Cavia
Literary usage of Genus Cavia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1838)
"places it among the Glires, as the last species of the genus Cavia, immediately after the Guinea Pig, Cavia Cobaya; by which arrangement the animal comes ..."
2. The Penny Cyclopædia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain), George Long (1839)
"An account of the former genus will be found under that title ; the genus Cavia has the following ..."
3. A Natural History of the Mammalia by George Robert Waterhouse (1848)
"... higher value than that of the nails, and think it desirable to adopt MF Cuvier's division, as a section of the genus Cavia, only. Section, or Sub-genus, ..."
4. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"The genus cavia (Klein) is characterized by short limbs and ears, by feet naked beneath, and by molars nearly of equal size, each with two principal lobes. ..."
5. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1867)
"... ля the last species of the genus Cavia, immediately after the Guinea-Pig, O. Cobaya; by which arrangement the animal comes next to the Beaver (Cottar). ..."