Definition of Genus Porcellio
1. Noun. Old World genus of isopod crustaceans.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Family Porcellionidae, Porcellionidae
Member holonyms: Sow Bug
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Porcellio
Literary usage of Genus Porcellio
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Monograph on the Isopods of North America by Harriet Richardson Searle, Harriet Richardson (1905)
"ANALYTICAL KEY TO THE SPECIES OF THE genus Porcellio. o. Surface of body smooth or minutely granular. 6. Second pair of antennae long, equal to half the ..."
2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1900)
"genus Porcellio Latreille. a. Surface of body smooth. b. Frontal median lobe of head rounded, a little produced. Articles of the flagellum of ..."
3. First and Second Report on the Noxious, Beneficial and Other Insects of the by Asa Fitch (1856)
"*A11 the animals of this family which have yet been discovered in the central and northern sections of our State pertain to the genus Porcellio. ..."
4. Russian Central Asia: Including Kuldja, Bokhara, Khiva and Merv by Henry Lansdell (1885)
"As regards the species of the genus Porcellio, found in Turkistan, they decidedly ought to be added to the number of the species living in the so-called ..."
5. Proceedings by Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh (1893)
"Oniscus has the anterior antennae eight-jointed, and thus differs from the next genus, Porcellio, which has seven-jointed antenna? ..."
6. A History of Crustacea: Recent Malacostraca by Thomas Roscoe Rede Stebbing (1893)
"... ought to be extended to a whole group of the ancient genus Porcellio, formed of ant-loving species, with characters morphological and biological near to ..."