Definition of Genus mustela
1. Noun. Type genus of the family Mustelidae: minks and weasels.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Family Mustelidae, Mustelidae
Member holonyms: Weasel, Mink, Fitch, Foulmart, Foumart, Mustela Putorius, Polecat, Black-footed Ferret, Ferret, Mustela Nigripes
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Mustela
Literary usage of Genus mustela
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1. Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon by Robert Armitage Sterndale (1884)
"genus mustela—THE WEASELS. These are smaller animals of the true vermiform shape; the legs are .very short in comparison with the body, and the neck is very ..."
2. Magazine of Natural History edited by John Claudius Loudon, Edward Charlesworth, John Denson (1838)
"Remarks on the species of the genus Mustela. By CHARLES L. BONAPARTE, ... The genus Mustela, as may be seen at length in the work quoted, is by me divided ..."