Definition of Genus cricetus

1. Noun. Type genus of the Cricetidae: Old World hamsters.

Exact synonyms: Cricetus
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Cricetidae, Family Cricetidae
Member holonyms: Hamster

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Cricetus

genus Cotula
genus Coturnix
genus Coumarouna
genus Cracticus
genus Crambe
genus Crangon
genus Craspedia
genus Crataegus
genus Crateva
genus Crax
genus Crepis
genus Crescentia
genus Crex
genus Cricetus
genus Crocethia
genus Crocodilus
genus Crocodylus
genus Crocus
genus Crocuta
genus Cronartium
genus Crotalaria
genus Crotalus
genus Crotaphytus
genus Croton
genus Crotophaga
genus Cryptacanthodes
genus Cryptobranchus
genus Cryptocercus

Literary usage of Genus cricetus

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1. A Manual of Palaeontology for the Use of Students with a General by Henry Alleyne Nicholson, Richard Lydekker (1889)
"The genus Cricetus, typically represented I by the European Hamsters, ... probable that we must I include in the same large genus (Cricetus) the so-called ..."

2. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1895)
"genus cricetus Kerr. Cricetus KERR, An. King. I, 1792, Syst. Cat. Nos. 509-515, and pp. 42, 242- 246. The name Cricetus, usually attributed to Cuvier (1817) ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1895)
"The American white-footed mice, of which there are several genera, are all lumped with the European Hamsters in the genus Cricetus. Our wood rats (Neotoma), ..."

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