Definition of Genus Petaurista
1. Noun. Very large Asiatic flying squirrels.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Petauristidae, Subfamily Petauristidae
Member holonyms: Flying Cat, Flying Marmot, Petaurista Petaurista, Taguan
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Petaurista
Literary usage of Genus Petaurista
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1. Life After Logging: Reconciling Wildlife Conservation and Production by E. Meijaard (2005)
"Southeast Asian flying squirrels of the genus Petaurista feed primarily on energy- rich soft fruits in mature forests, but an ability to incorporate leaf ..."
2. Some Inquiries in the Province of Kemaon: Relative to Geology, and Other by John McClelland (1835)
"The body was broad and clumsy, the neck short, and nearly as broad as the body. It had * Probably a species of the genus Petaurista of Cuvier. ..."
3. Wood's Animal Kingdom: Illustrated by John George Wood (1870)
"... and is supposed to be the only species that belongs to the genus Petaurista. The peculiarity of its teeth and other portions of its structure will be ..."