Definition of Genus Melursus

1. Noun. Sloth bears; in some classifications not a separate genus from Ursus.

Exact synonyms: Melursus
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Family Ursidae, Ursidae
Member holonyms: Melursus Ursinus, Sloth Bear, Ursus Ursinus

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Melursus

genus Meleagris
genus Meles
genus Melia
genus Melicocca
genus Melicoccus
genus Melicytus
genus Melilotus
genus Melissa
genus Mellivora
genus Melocactus
genus Melogale
genus Melolontha
genus Melophagus
genus Melopsittacus
genus Melospiza
genus Melursus (current term)
genus Menippe
genus Meniscium
genus Menopon
genus Mentha
genus Menticirrhus
genus Mentzelia
genus Menura
genus Menyanthes
genus Menziesia
genus Mephitis
genus Mercenaria
genus Mercurialis
genus Mergus

Literary usage of Genus Melursus

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1. Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon by Robert Armitage Sterndale (1884)
"... teeth from the narrow orifices of the branches of the trees in which they are concealed." The next species constitutes the genus Melursus of Meyer or ..."

2. List of the Vertebrated Animals Now Or Lately Living in the Gardens of the by London Zoo (London, England), Philip Lutley Sclater (1883)
"Genus MELURSUS. 288. Melursus ursinus (Shaw). Sloth Bear. Hab. India. a. Female. Presented by Lieut. James Howe Mardon, 66th Regt., Nov. 19, 1863. b. ..."

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