Definition of Genus cricetus
1. Noun. Type genus of the Cricetidae: Old World hamsters.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Cricetidae, Family Cricetidae
Member holonyms: Hamster
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Cricetus
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), ..."