Definition of Genus Dasyprocta
1. Noun. Type genus of the Dasyproctidae: agoutis.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Dasyproctidae, Family Dasyproctidae
Member holonyms: Agouti, Dasyprocta Aguti
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Dasyprocta
Literary usage of Genus Dasyprocta
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Magazine of Natural History edited by John Claudius Loudon, Edward Charlesworth, John Denson (1840)
"... and still more of a species belonging to the genus Dasyprocta; all of which resemble more or less closely the recent species of their respective genera. ..."
2. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1902)
"The genus Dasyprocta, containing those Rodents known as Agoutis, is divisible into several species, apparently about twelve, all of which are, ..."
3. A Manual of Palaeontology for the Use of Students with a General by Henry Alleyne Nicholson, Richard Lydekker (1889)
"The type genus Dasyprocta is represented by numerous forms in the Pleistocene of the Brazilian caves ; while a ..."
4. Catalogue of the Hunterian Collection in the Museum of the Royal College of by Museum, Royal College of Surgeons in London (1831)
"Cavia Cobaya. , 555. Skull of a Guinea Pig. Cavia Cobaya. Hunterian. Hunterian. Presented by the late H. Cline, Sen., Esq., 1824. Genus DASYPROCTA. ..."
5. A Natural History of the Mammalia by George Robert Waterhouse (1848)
"... in which I can find no points which would lead me to suppose it belonged to a species distinct from the Common Paca. Genus, Dasyprocta. ..."
6. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1867)
"Both groups belong to the same great family ; and besides the characters which are peculiar to this family, the species of the genus Dasyprocta may be snid ..."