Definition of Rupicapra
1. Noun. Chamois.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Bovidae, Family Bovidae
Member holonyms: Chamois, Rupicapra Rupicapra
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rupicapra
Literary usage of Rupicapra
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Catalogue of Ruminant Mammalia: (Pecora, Linnæus) in the British Museum by John Edward Gray (1872)
"Rupicapra. Horns over back part of orbit, elongate, slender, round, nearly erect, suddenly hooked backward at the tip; intermaxillary bones not reaching the ..."
2. The Natural History of the Ruminating Animals, by William Jardine (1836)
"PLATE IIL Capra rupicapra, Linn.—Chamois, Buffon, S^c.—Frea. Cuv. Hist. Nat. des Mammiferes. THE general form of the Chamois is that of a slender formed ..."
3. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington by Biological Society of Washington (1913)
"In the following table the teeth of the two specimens of Rupicapra fatula are compared with those of three adult males of R. rupicapra (the largest in the ..."
4. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1851)
"White ; horns, hoof and edge of nostrils black. Rupicapra Americana ... Rupicapra TRAGUS. The CHAMOISE or GERUS. Brown yellowish, with a dark dorsal streak ..."