Definition of Proteles

1. Noun. Aardwolf.

Exact synonyms: Genus Proteles
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Family Hyaenidae, Hyaenidae
Member holonyms: Aardwolf, Proteles Cristata



Definition of Proteles

1. n. A South Africa genus of Carnivora, allied to the hyenas, but smaller and having weaker jaws and teeth. It includes the aard-wolf.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Proteles

Prosper
Prosper Meniere
Prosser
Prostigmin
Protagoras
Protagorean
Protea cynaroides
Protea mellifera
Proteaceae
Proteales
Protean
Proteas
Protector of Boundaries
Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia
Proteidae
Proteles
Proteles cristata
Proterochampsa
Proterozoic
Proterozoic aeon
Proterozoic eon
Protestancy
Protestant
Protestant Church
Protestant Episcopal Church
Protestant Movement
Protestant Reformation
Protestant Reich Church
Protestant deacon
Protestant denomination

Literary usage of Proteles

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Catalogue of Carnivorous, Pachydermatous, and Edentate Mammalia in the by John Edward Gray (1869)
"... eyes, and growl as those animals."—Bartlett, 5th Dec. 1868. proteles. Grinders £.f, far apart, rudimentary; no hinder upper tubercular grinder. ..."

2. List of the Osteological Specimens in the Collection of the British Museum by John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1847)
"Skull. Cape of Good Hope ? proteles, Geoff. The AARD WOLF. proteles cristatus. * Skull. South Africa. VIVERRA, Linn. The CIVET Viverra Civetta. * Skull. ..."

3. List of the Osteological Specimens in the Collection of the British Museum by John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1847)
"Skull. Cape of Good Hope ? proteles, Geoff. The AARD WOLF. proteles cristatus. * Skull. South Africa. VIVERRA, Linn. The CIVET Viverra Civetta. * Skull. ..."

4. Sketches in Natural History: History of the Mammalia by Charles Knight (1849)
"Aard-Wolf (earth-wolf) of the Dutch colonists of the Cape; proteles ... The genus proteles, which appears to link the Hyaenas to the Civets, contains, ..."

5. The New International Encyclopaedia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1906)
"This dentition and other features place thorn between the dogs and the civets, with the latter of which they are connected by proteles. ..."

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