Definition of Genus Cyon
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 Cyon
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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"In certain Asiatic species (C. primaria and its allies), which on this account have been separated to form the genus Cyon of Hodgson, the lost lower molar ..."
2. The Scientific Memoirs of Thomas Henry Huxley by Thomas Henry Huxley (1902)
"... have been separated as a distinct genus, Cyon (Cuon, Hodgson), on account of the constant absence of „. 3. They agree, not only in this respect,1 but in ..."
3. A History of Land Mammals in the Western Hemisphere by William Berryman Scott (1913)
"genus (Cyon) as the Dhole of India. The weasel family (Mustelidae) were less numerous and varied than in the northern continent, as they still are; ..."
4. A Geographical History of Mammals by Richard Lydekker (1896)
"... but the jackals are represented by species allied to Canis aureus, which occurs in North Africa; wild dogs (sub-genus Cyon) are, however, wanting. ..."
5. The Life of Animals: The Mammals by Ernest Ingersoll (1907)
"The Asiatic wild dogs form the genus Cyon, peculiar in having only two molars in the lower jaw, and otherwise. It contains two or three species, ..."
6. Proceedings by Zoological Society of London (1890)
"We may therefore, 1 think, distinguish the species of this genus provisionally as follows :— Genus CYON, Hodgson (1838). 1. CYON JAVANICUS*. ..."
7. The Mammals of Minnesota: A Scientific and Popular Account of Their Features by Clarence Luther Herrick (1892)
"In the genus Cyon, found in India, there is one molar less below on either side making the whole number 40. The genus Otocyon, represented by a small ..."