Definition of Genus Melursus
1. Noun. Sloth bears; in some classifications not a separate genus from Ursus.
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
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. ..."