Definition of Genus Tupaia
1. Noun. The type genus of the Tupaia: chief genus of tree shrews.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Family Tupaiidae, Tupaiidae
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Tupaia
Literary usage of Genus Tupaia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"A large number of species arc included as the typical genus Tupaia, which ranges from northeastern India to the great Malay Islands. ..."
2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1882)
"It is remarked that the genus Phascogale evidently takes the place in Papuasia of the insectivorous genus Tupaia of'Malaysia. ..."
3. The Geographical Distribution of Animals: With a Study of the Relations of by Alfred Russel Wallace (1876)
"... a genus of Lemurs altogether peculiar to the sub- region; several peculiar monkeys of the genus Presbytes; the Malayan genus Tupaia ; and ..."
4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"There are also several peculiar species of monkeys, and the- Malayan genus Tupaia; while among birds we find Malayan forms of cuckoos and ..."