Definition of Genus Lagidium
1. Noun. A genus of Chinchillidae.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Chinchillidae, Family Chinchillidae
Member holonyms: Mountain Chinchilla, Mountain Viscacha
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Lagidium
Literary usage of Genus Lagidium
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 (1837)
"'The genus Lagidium of Dr. Meyen is synonymous with my Lagotis; and the species named by him ..."
2. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1902)
"The genus Lagidium (also called Lagotis), which includes " Cuvier's Chinchilla," is also a mountain dweller. There are several species of this genus, ..."
3. The Life of Animals: The Mammals by Ernest Ingersoll (1907)
"Another genus (Lagidium) are also mountain dwellers, but their fur is inferior. Chinchilla. Closely allied to them are the ..."