Definition of Genus Hydromys
1. Noun. Water rats.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Hydromyinae, Subfamily Hydromyinae
Member holonyms: Beaver Rat
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Hydromys
Literary usage of Genus Hydromys
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1. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1902)
"The genus Hydromys} of which tliere are several species, the best known being H. chrysogaster, is an exclusively Australian form, and is aquatic in habit. ..."
2. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1894)
"The habits of the water-voles of Europe are assumed by the species of the genus Hydromys, which are modified for aquatic life (Thomas, 13), ..."
3. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1827)
"... of Rafinesque belong, pro- bably, to this sub-genus. HYDROMYS. Geoff. Incisive teeth f; canine gg ..."
4. A Dictionary, Geographical, Statistical, and Historical by John Ramsay McCulloch, Frederick Martin (1866)
"... two species belong to the sub- genus Hydromys, and consist of creatures that seem to unite some of the peculiarities of the dormouse, rat, and beaver. ..."
5. Catalogue of Mammalia in the Indian Museum, Calcutta by John Anderson, William Lutley Sclater, Indian Museum (1891)
"Genus HYDROMYS. Hydromys, Et, Geoff. St. Hit. Ann. Mut., Paris, vi, p. 81 (1805). Hydromys chrysogaster. ..."
6. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases, and Usages by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"The genus Hydromys contains the Eastern Water Rat, sometimes called the Beaver Rat (Hydromys chrysogaster, Geoffrey), and the Western Water Rat (H. ..."
7. The Geography of Mammals by William Lutley Sclater, Philip Lutley Sclater (1899)
"The habits of the Water- voles of Europe are assumed by the species of the genus Hydromys, which are modified for aquatic life, while the species of ..."