Definition of Genus Xerobates
1. Noun. Possible new genus for desert and Texas tortoises based on recent research.
Generic synonyms: Reptile Genus
Group relationships: Family Testudinidae, Testudinidae
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Xerobates
Literary usage of Genus Xerobates
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1. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington by Biological Society of Washington (1882)
"TRUE, FREDERICK W. On the North American Land Tortoises of the genus Xerobates. <Proceedings US National Museum. IV. 1882. ..."
2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1898)
"The tortoise is provisionally placed in the genus Xerobates, and is specifically probably identical with Testudo undata Cope. ..."
3. The Natural History of Secession by Thomas Shepard Goodwin (1865)
"The genus Xerobates contains the Gopher, X. carolinus, Ag., Testudo polyphemus, Daudin, of the Southern States, which has the shell fourteen to eighteen ..."
4. Natural History: A Manual of Zoology for Schools, Colleges, and the General by Sanborn Tenney (1872)
"... sternum broad and flat, and the legs and feet so arranged that the body is raised free from the ground. The genus Xerobates contains the Gopher, ..."