Definition of Genus Lepus
1. Noun. Type genus of the Leporidae: hares.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Family Leporidae, Leporidae
Member holonyms: Hare, European Hare, Lepus Europaeus, Jackrabbit, Arctic Hare, Lepus Arcticus, Polar Hare
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Literary usage of Genus Lepus
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1. Journal Or the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1834)
"[ ] ADDITIONAL NOTE ON THE genus Lepus. On further reflection, and on an examination of the 62d volume of the London Philosophical Transactions, ..."
2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"A more recent classification is that of Mr MW Lyon, in which by far the largest number of species of the family are retained in the original genus Lepus, ..."
3. The Penny Cyclopædia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain), George Long (1839)
"Linnaeus characterized his genus Lepus, the second of his order Glires, as having two incisor teeth (dentés primores ii.), the upper ones double, ..."
4. Trübner's Bibliographical Guide to American Literature: A Classed List of by Nikolaus Triibner (1859)
"Additional Note on the genus Lepus. Description of a New Species of ... Additional remarks on the genus Lepus, with corrections of a former Paper, ..."
5. Trübner's Bibliographical Guide to American Literature: A Classed List of by Nicolas Trübner, Benjamin Moran, Edward Edwards (1859)
"Additional Not« on the genus Lepus. Description of a New Species of ... Additional remarks on the genus Lepus, with corrections of a former Paper, ..."