Definition of Genus Citellus
1. Noun. Typical ground squirrels.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Family Sciuridae, Sciuridae
Member holonyms: Gopher, Ground Squirrel, Spermophile
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Citellus
Literary usage of Genus Citellus
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1. The Mammals of Colorado: An Account of the Several Species Found Within the by Edward Royal Warren (1910)
"... not having yet had time to recuperate from their labors in raising families. Genus CITELLUS (Lat., diminutive of citus, swift) Citellus Oken, ..."
2. The Barnacles (Cirripedia) Contained in the Collections of the U.S. National by Henry Augustus Pilsbry (1907)
"Collected by CP Streator. Original number 625. Well-made skin in good condition; skull perfect, except for absence of right upper premolar. Genus CITELLUS. ..."
3. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1908)
"... of the genus Citellus— slender creatures suggestive in form and habits of the familiar chipmunks of the eastern states. In many localities they are ..."
4. Medical and Veterinary Entomology: A Textbook for Use in Schools and by William Brodbeck Herms (1915)
"The most destructive as well as most dangerous species (as referred to public health) are the " digger " ground squirrels of the genus Citellus (Fig. 180). ..."
5. California Mammals by Frank Stephens (1906)
"Marmots are often eaten, but to my taste their flesh is too rank to be agreeable. They are often called Wood-chuck and also Ground-hog. genus Citellus OKEN. ..."