Definition of Genus Pygopus

1. Noun. Type genus of the Pygopodidae; snake-shaped pleurodont lizard with no forelimbs and only rudimentary hind limbs.

Exact synonyms: Pygopus
Generic synonyms: Reptile Genus
Group relationships: Family Pygopodidae, Pygopodidae



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Pygopus

genus Pterostylis
genus Ptilocercus
genus Ptilocrinus
genus Ptilonorhynchus
genus Ptloris
genus Ptyas
genus Ptychozoon
genus Puccinia
genus Pueraria
genus Puffinus
genus Pulex
genus Pulicaria
genus Pulsatilla
genus Punica
genus Pycnanthemum
genus Pygopus (current term)
genus Pygoscelis
genus Pylodictus
genus Pyracantha
genus Pyralis
genus Pyrausta
genus Pyrethrum
genus Pyrocephalus
genus Pyrola
genus Pyrophorus
genus Pyrrhula
genus Pyrrhuloxia
genus Pyrrosia
genus Pyrularia
genus Pyrus

Literary usage of Genus Pygopus

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1. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1866)
"... of Lacépède is now referred to the genus Pygopus, of which the following characters are given : scales of the back keeled ..."

2. 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 (1831)
"They form the genus PYGOPUS of Merrem. I have dissected one brought from New Holland by the late Peron, ..."

3. The Class Reptilia by Edward Pidgeon, Edward Griffith, Georges Cuvier (1831)
"Some have a range of pores in front of the anus. They form the genus PYGOPUS of Merrem. I have dissected one brought from New Holland by the late Perón, ..."

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