Definition of Genus Tupaia

1. Noun. The type genus of the Tupaia: chief genus of tree shrews.

Exact synonyms: Tupaia
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Family Tupaiidae, Tupaiidae

Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Tupaia

genus Trogium
genus Troglodytes
genus Trogon
genus Trollius
genus Trombicula
genus Tropaeolum
genus Tropidoclonion
genus Truncocolumella
genus Tsuga
genus Tuber
genus Tubercularia
genus Tulestoma
genus Tulipa
genus Tulostoma
genus Tunga
genus Tupaia (current term)
genus Tupinambis
genus Turbatrix
genus Turnix
genus Turreae
genus Turritis
genus Tursiops
genus Tussilago
genus Tylenchus
genus Tympanuchus
genus Typha
genus Tyrannosaurus
genus Tyrannus
genus Tyto

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 ..."

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