Definition of Genus Hyaena
1. Noun. Type genus of the Hyaenidae.
Group relationships: Family Hyaenidae, Hyaenidae
Member holonyms: Hyaena Hyaena, Striped Hyena, Brown Hyena, Hyaena Brunnea, Strand Wolf
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Literary usage of Genus Hyaena
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1. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1902)
"The genus Hyaena itself goes back as far as to the Miocene, and occurred in Europe until the Pleistocene. The Cave Hyaena of this country seems to be ..."
2. Report of the Annual Meeting (1839)
"If H differed from the dog, it differed more from the fox and wolf; and he pro- )x>sed to refer it to the. genus hyaena, or, if this could not be admitted, ..."
3. Illinois Teacher: Devoted to Education, Science and Free Schools by Illinois Education Association (1865)
"... in a class by themselves;" and in making it a Canis the author places himself a century behind the nge, the genus Hyaena having been founded in 1756. 7. ..."
4. The Analyst: A Quarterly Journal of Science, Literature, Natural History by William Holl, Neville Wood, Edward Mammatt (1840)
"... which in character resemble those of no Canis, that we find different naturalists of eminence including them in the distinct genus Hyaena. ..."
5. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London by Linnean Society of London (1827)
"... de 1'hyene rayee ou bien si on doit la regarder comme une espece distinct/' Two species of the genus Hyaena inhabit the more southern parts of Africa, ..."