Definition of Tapirus

1. Noun. Type genus of the Tapiridae.

Exact synonyms: Genus Tapirus
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Family Tapiridae, Tapiridae
Member holonyms: Tapir



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tapirus

Tanzim
Tanzimul Fuqra
Tao
Taoiseach
Taoism
Taoisms
Taoist
Taoist Trinity
Taoists
Taos
Taoyuan
Tapei
Taphthartharath
Tapia's syndrome
Tapiridae
Tapirus (current term)
Tapirus indicus
Tapirus terrestris
Tappan
Tappan Zee Bridge
Taq polymerase
Tar Heel
Tar Heel State
Tar Heels
Tara
Tarabulus Al-Gharb
Tarabulus Ash-Sham
Taracahitian
Tarahumara
Taraktagenos

Literary usage of Tapirus

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1. Additions to the Pleistocene Mammal Faunas of South Carolina, North Carolina by Albert E. Sanders (2002)
"Subsequently, he applied it to "an inferior back molar tooth" that "is larger than in the recent Tapirus americanus" (Leidy, ..."

2. Catalogue of the Fossil Mammalia in the British Museum, (Natural History) by Richard Lydekker (1886)
"MF 3d- Tapirus priscus.—The left maxilla, showing all the cheek-teeth ; from the Upper Miocene of Eppelsheim, Hessen Darmstadt. ..."

3. Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon by Robert Armitage Sterndale (1884)
"Tapirus MALAYANUS. The Malay Tafir. NATIVE NAMES.—Ta-ra-shu, Burmese ; Kuda-ayer, Malayan; ... General colour glossy black, but with the back, rump, Tapirus ..."

4. Essays and Observations on Natural History, Anatomy, Physiology, Psychology by John Hunter, Richard Owen (1861)
"THE TAPIR [Tapirus Americanus*]. This animal is about the size of a common-sized hog'; and, when seen at a little distance, so as not to see its ..."

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