Definition of Genus Ptilocercus
1. Noun. Pentails.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Family Tupaiidae, Tupaiidae
Member holonyms: Pen-tail, Pen-tailed Tree Shrew, Pentail
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Ptilocercus
Literary usage of Genus Ptilocercus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Proceedings by Zoological Society of London (1848)
"... which is probably the analogue of the hole in the former genus. PTILOCERCUS, ng Head moderately tapering ; whiskers elongated, rather rigid. ..."
2. Treeshrews: An Account of the Mammalian Family Tupaiidae by Marcus Ward Lyon (1913)
"The most important discoveries in regard to the group sine* 1821 have been the announcement of the genus Ptilocercus by Gray,1 1848, of the group now called ..."