Definition of Genus Pygopus
1. Noun. Type genus of the Pygopodidae; snake-shaped pleurodont lizard with no forelimbs and only rudimentary hind limbs.
Generic synonyms: Reptile Genus
Group relationships: Family Pygopodidae, Pygopodidae
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Pygopus
Literary usage of Genus Pygopus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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, ..."