Definition of Genus Cuon
1. Noun. Asiatic wild dog.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Canidae, Family Canidae
Member holonyms: Cuon Alpinus, Dhole
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Literary usage of Genus Cuon
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1. Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon by Robert Armitage Sterndale (1884)
"genus Cuon. Dentition as in restricted Canis, but wanting the second grinder behind the flesh-tooth in the lower jaw; the nose is short; skull arched ..."
2. A Catalogue of the Mammalia in the Museum of the Hon. East-India Company by Thomas Horsfield, East India Company Museum (1851)
"Genus CUON, Hodgson, Calcutta Journ. Nat. Hist. II. p. 205. ... Genus CUON.—General structure and dentition of Cants, but the molars only -; I;, ..."
3. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1902)
"If, however, we may assume the addition of the molar, then this anomalous but not necessarily untenable conclusion is obviated. The genus Cuon, or Cyan, ..."
4. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1866)
"... in the Catalogue of which institution they are not only made specifically distinct, but are placed under the genus Cuon as distinct from Canit. ..."
5. British Mammals: An Attempt to Describe and Illustrate the Mammalian Fauna by Harry Hamilton Johnston (1903)
"... constitute the representatives of the genus or sub-genus Cuon, and are represented by a series of wild dogs stretching from Siberia on the north to the ..."
6. The Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia: Commercial by Edward Balfour (1885)
"... India have been removed to the genus Cuon, and the foxes belong to the genus Vulpes. CANIS? in Penang, a large tree, used for door frames.—CoL Frith. ..."