Definition of Proboscidea
1. Noun. In some classifications included in the genus Martynia and hence the two taxonomic names for some of the unicorn plants.
Generic synonyms: Plant Genus
Group relationships: Family Pedaliaceae, Pedaliaceae, Sesame Family
Member holonyms: Common Devil's Claw, Common Unicorn Plant, Devil's Claw, Elephant-tusk, Proboscidea Louisianica, Proboscis Flower, Ram's Horn, Martynia Arenaria, Proboscidea Arenaria, Sand Devil's Claw, Martynia Fragrans, Proboscidea Fragrans, Sweet Unicorn Plant
2. Noun. An order of animals including elephants and mammoths.
Generic synonyms: Animal Order
Group relationships: Eutheria, Subclass Eutheria
Member holonyms: Proboscidean, Proboscidian, Elephantidae, Family Elephantidae, Family Mammutidae, Family Mastodontidae, Mammutidae, Family Gomphotheriidae, Gomphotheriidae
Definition of Proboscidea
1. n. pl. An order of large mammals including the elephants and mastodons.
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Literary usage of Proboscidea
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Journal of Geology by University of Chicago Department of Geology and Paleontology (1905)
"RDS "On the Evolution of the Proboscidea," Philosophical Transactions, London (B), ... Hitherto the earliest of the Proboscidea known are from the lowest ..."
2. A Manual of Palaeontology for the Use of Students with a General by Henry Alleyne Nicholson (1872)
"HYRACOIDEA AND Proboscidea. ;R VII. HYRACOIDEA. ... Proboscidea.—The eighth order of Mammals of the Proboscidea, comprising no other living animals ..."
3. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1869)
"... proboscidea), was found to be quite deserted by this animal, which is said to be now entirely extinct in the Falk- lands." (See Proc. Zool. Soc. ..."
4. A History of Land Mammals in the Western Hemisphere by William Berryman Scott (1913)
"CHAPTER X HISTORY OF THE Proboscidea UTTERLY foreign as the elephant-tribe appears to be to present-day North America, it was a very conspicuous element in ..."
5. The Origin and Evolution of Life: On the Theory of Action, Reaction and by Henry Fairfield Osborn (1917)
"The psychic and bodily adaptability and plasticity of the Proboscidea to extreme ranges of habitat is paralleled only by the human adaptation to extremes of ..."
6. Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon by Robert Armitage Sterndale (1884)
"ORDER Proboscidea. IT seems a strange jump from the order which contains the smallest ... The order Proboscidea, or animals whose noses are prolonged into a ..."