Definition of Genus equus
1. Noun. Type genus of the Equidae: only surviving genus of the family Equidae.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Equidae, Family Equidae
Member holonyms: Equus Caballus, Horse, Ass, Domestic Ass, Donkey, Equus Asinus, Mule, Hinny, Wild Ass, Zebra, Equus Quagga, Quagga
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Equus
Literary usage of Genus equus
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1. The Monthly Review by Charles William Wason (1841)
"... or genus equus of Authors. By Lieut.- Col. CH SMITH. Edin. Lizars. A NEW volume of the " Naturalist's Library," by a writer of distinguished scientific ..."
2. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1892)
"The species is probably the oldest member of the genus Equus known from North American beds. It is the only species which was contemporary with a Mastodon ..."
3. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1838)
"... and makes this family to consist of only one genus, Equus, ... genus equus, Linn. ... comprise only the genus Equus, which Mr. Gray has pr- ..."
4. Frank Forester's Horse and Horsemanship of the United States and British by Henry William Herbert (1857)
"GENUS. Equus—the horse family. "A considerable discrepancy has arisen among naturalists on the classification of this animal; but the above certainly ..."
5. Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon by Robert Armitage Sterndale (1884)
"genus equus. Incisors, ^; canines, - ~; molars, ~""; these last are complex,. with square crowns marked by wavy folds of enamel. The incisors are grooved, ..."
6. Saint Louis Medical and Surgical Journal (1908)
"These peculiarities are found again, in a measure at least, in horses of the same country which have been referred to the true genus Equus. In the same way, ..."