Definition of Orycteropus
1. Noun. Coextensive with the family Orycteropodidae.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Family Orycteropodidae, Orycteropodidae
Member holonyms: Aardvark, Ant Bear, Anteater, Orycteropus Afer
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Orycteropus
Literary usage of Orycteropus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1876)
"THE only observation on the placenta of orycteropus which, so far as I know, has up to this time been recorded, is one made by Professor Huxley in his ..."
2. Catalogue of Carnivorous, Pachydermatous, and Edentate Mammalia in the by John Edward Gray (1869)
"orycteropus aethiopicus. Forehead before the eyes, shelving; the nose short, thin; ... orycteropus senegalensis. ? orycteropus senegalensis, Lesson, Mam. p. ..."
3. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, Exhibiting a View of the Progressive by Robert Jameson, Sir William Jardine, Henry D Rogers (1853)
"Description of the Tongue and Habits of the Aardvark or Ant-eater of the Cape (orycteropus Capensis~). By WILLIAM T. BLACK, Assistant-Surgeon to the Forces, ..."
4. Mammalia: Their Various Orders and Habits Popularly Illustrated by Typical by Louis Figuier, Guillaume Louis Figuier (1870)
"THE orycteropus (Geoffroy).—This family seems to have been created for one Mammal alone (0. capensis), the Aard-vark, which is peculiar to Africa, ..."
5. Orr's Circle of the Sciences: A Series of Treatises on the Principles of by Richard Owen, Robert Gordon Latham, Edward Smith, William Sweetland Dallas (1854)
"Each tooth of the Cape Fig- 5. ant-eater (orycteropus), presents a simple form, is deeply set in the jaw, but without dividing into fangs ; its broad and ..."