Definition of Genus Cynomys
1. Noun. Prairie dogs.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Family Sciuridae, Sciuridae
Member holonyms: Prairie Dog, Prairie Marmot
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Cynomys
Literary usage of Genus Cynomys
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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1895)
"... from the ' Columbia through Colo- *N. Am. Fauna, No. 5, July, 1891, pp. 39-42. rado and Arizona to the Sierra Nevada.' No species of the genus Cynomys ..."
2. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1902)
"The Prairie-dogs, genus Cynomys, of which the best-known species is perhaps C. ludovicianus, are very like the Squirrels, but they are not arboreal ..."
3. College zoology by Robert William Hegner (1918)
"Their food consists of grain which they carry into their burrows in cheek-pouches. The prairie-" dogs " (genus Cynomys) are burrowing rodents that live on ..."
4. The Natural History of Secession by Thomas Shepard Goodwin (1865)
"The genus Cynomys — Prairie Dogs — is characterized by rudimentary cheek-pouches, short ears and tail, five distinct claws to all the feet, and very large ..."
5. Natural History: A Manual of Zoology for Schools, Colleges, and the General by Sanborn Tenney (1872)
"The genus Cynomys—Prairie Dogs — is characterized by rudimentary cheek-pouches, short ears and tail, five distinct claws to all the feet, and very large ..."