Definition of Genus sciurus
1. Noun. Type genus of the Sciuridae; typical moderate-sized arboreal squirrels.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Member holonyms: Tree Squirrel, Cat Squirrel, Eastern Gray Squirrel, Eastern Grey Squirrel, Sciurus Carolinensis, Sciurus Griseus, Western Gray Squirrel, Western Grey Squirrel, Eastern Fox Squirrel, Fox Squirrel, Sciurus Niger, Black Squirrel, Cat Squirrel, Red Squirrel, Sciurus Vulgaris
Group relationships: Family Sciuridae, Sciuridae
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Literary usage of Genus sciurus
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1. Foundations of Biology by Lorande Loss Woodruff (1922)
"Both are obviously Squirrels, and therefore both species are grouped under the genus Sciurus. Accordingly, each animal is given a name composed of two ..."
2. The Analyst: A Quarterly Journal of Science, Literature, Natural History by William Holl, Neville Wood, Edward Mammatt (1840)
"Another portion of Dr. Bachman's monograph of the genus Sciurus, with descriptions of new species and their varieties, contains the doctor's characters of ..."
3. Account of an Expedition from Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains, Performed by Edwin James (1823)
"... but it is believed his estimate is very erroneous." Ext. from Maj. Long's MS. Notes of July 15th, 1820. NOTE . Page 235. genus sciurus, L.—S. ..."