Definition of Genus Pteropus
1. Noun. A genus of Megachiroptera.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Megachiroptera, Suborder Megachiroptera
Member holonyms: Flying Fox
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Pteropus
Literary usage of Genus Pteropus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1894)
"More especially is this the case with the large fruit-eating bats of the genus Pteropus, since about 20 out of the 40 known species of this genus are found ..."
2. Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon by Robert Armitage Sterndale (1884)
"genus Pteropus. These are frugivorous bats of large size, differing, as remarked by Jerdon, so much in their dentition from the insectivorous species that ..."
3. The Geography of Mammals by William Lutley Sclater, Philip Lutley Sclater (1899)
"More especially is this the case with the large fruit-eating bats of the genus Pteropus, since about twenty out of the forty known species of this genus are ..."
4. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1827)
"Brisson composed his genus Pteropus of the two last, and a third, the Vespertilio Spectrum, which, in truth, does not belong to this genus, ..."
5. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1837)
"... in the last edition of the • Regne Animal,' says of the genus Pteropus, ' they live principally on fruit, of which they destroy a great deal; ..."
6. The Families and Genera of Bats by Gerrit Smith Miller (1907)
"... and, with the one exception already noted, the details of external form. Genus PTEROPUS Brisson. 1762. ..."