Definition of Genus Vespertilio

1. Noun. A genus of Vespertilionidae.

Exact synonyms: Vespertilio
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Family Vespertilionidae, Vespertilionidae
Member holonyms: Frosted Bat, Vespertilio Murinus

Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Vespertilio

genus Vangueria
genus Vanilla
genus Varanus
genus Vedalia
genus Velociraptor
genus Venus
genus Veratrum
genus Verbascum
genus Verbena
genus Verbesina
genus Vernonia
genus Veronica
genus Verticillium
genus Vesicaria
genus Vespa
genus Vespertilio (current term)
genus Vespula
genus Vibrio
genus Viburnum
genus Vicia
genus Vicugna
genus Vidua
genus Vigna
genus Viminaria
genus Vinca
genus Vincetoxicum
genus Viola
genus Vipera
genus Vireo
genus Virgilia

Literary usage of Genus Vespertilio

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon by Robert Armitage Sterndale (1884)
"genus Vespertilio. Muzzle long ; ears often larger than the head, oval, apart ; tragus long, acute ; crown of head vaulted ; feet moderate ; wing membrane ..."

2. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1827)
"Linnaeus gave the first example of its good effects in withdrawing from his genus Vespertilio, the hare-lipped bat, and making it, in the twelfth edition of ..."

3. Proceedings by Zoological Society of London (1858)
"... of Vespertilio was noticed by the original describer ; but as his genus Vespertilio was a very comprehensive one, no generic separation was attempted. ..."

4. A History of British Quadrupeds, Including the Cetacea by Thomas Bell, Robert F. Tomes, Edward Richard Alston (1874)
"THE genus Vespertilio, restricted as it now is by the necessary dismemberment of the large group which was formerly comprehended under this term, ..."

5. Proceedings by Zoological Society of London (1856)
"Also they differ materially from the same bones in the genus Vespertilio, in having the upper free margins, forming the walls of the nasal opening, ..."

6. Mammalia: Their Various Orders and Habits Popularly Illustrated by Typical by Louis Figuier, Guillaume Louis Figuier (1870)
"genus Vespertilio.—This genus comprises the species more particularly designated by the name of Bats. Nearly all of them have a long tail, ..."

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