Definition of Genus Nycticebus

1. Noun. A genus of Lorisidae.

Exact synonyms: Nycticebus
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Family Lorisidae, Lorisidae
Member holonyms: Nycticebus Pygmaeus, Nycticebus Tardigradua, Slow Loris



Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Nycticebus

genus Nothosaurus
genus Notomys
genus Notonecta
genus Notophthalmus
genus Notornis
genus Notoryctus
genus Notropis
genus Nucifraga
genus Numenius
genus Numida
genus Nuphar
genus Nuytsia
genus Nyctaginia
genus Nyctereutes
genus Nycticebus (current term)
genus Nycticorax
genus Nyctimene
genus Nymphaea
genus Nymphalis
genus Nymphicus
genus Nypa
genus Nyssa
genus Oceanites
genus Ochna
genus Ochotona
genus Ochroma
genus Ocimum
genus Octopus
genus Ocyurus

Literary usage of Genus Nycticebus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1867)
"... Lemur from the slender Lorit, with which he had previously associated it, in order to form from it and some other doubtful species the genus Nycticebus. ..."

2. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1902)
"The genus Nycticebus contains only a single species, N. tardi- gradus, though four other names have been given to supposed varieties. ..."

3. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1903)
"... are also indebted to the US National Museum for the privilege of examining certain specimens in connection with their study of the genus Nycticebus, ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The genus Nycticebus contains the remarkable "sloth monkey" or sloth lemur (N. tardigradus), which is nocturnal, howls dismally at times and is the object ..."

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