genus Phalanger

noun
type genus of the family Phalangeridae: cuscuses
Hypernyms: ↑mammal genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Phalangeridae, ↑family Phalangeridae
Member Meronyms: ↑cuscus

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  • Phalanger — Taxobox name = Phalanger image caption = Ground Cuscus regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia subclassis = Marsupialia ordo = Diprotodontia subordo = Phalangeriformes familia = Phalangeridae subfamilia = Phalangerinae tribus =… …   Wikipedia

  • phalanger — /fəˈlændʒə / (say fuh lanjuh) noun any of numerous arboreal marsupials constituting the family Phalangeridae, of the Australian region, especially those of the genus Phalanger as P. maculatus (spotted cuscus). The group also includes the brush… …   Australian English dictionary

  • genus Petaurus — noun a genus of Phalangeridae • Syn: ↑Petaurus • Hypernyms: ↑mammal genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Phalangeridae, ↑family Phalangeridae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • genus Trichosurus — noun a genus of Phalangeridae • Syn: ↑Trichosurus • Hypernyms: ↑mammal genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Phalangeridae, ↑family Phalangeridae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • mammal genus — noun a genus of mammals • Hypernyms: ↑genus • Hyponyms: ↑Tachyglossus, ↑genus Tachyglossus, ↑Zaglossus, ↑genus Zaglossus, ↑Ornithorhynchus, ↑genus Ornithorhynchus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Flying phalanger — Flying Fly ing, a. [From {Fly}, v. i.] Moving in the air with, or as with, wings; moving lightly or rapidly; intended for rapid movement. [1913 Webster] {Flying army} (Mil.) a body of cavalry and infantry, kept in motion, to cover its own… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brush-tailed phalanger — noun bushy tailed phalanger • Syn: ↑Trichosurus vulpecula • Hypernyms: ↑phalanger, ↑opossum, ↑possum • Member Holonyms: ↑Trichosurus, ↑genus Trichosurus …   Useful english dictionary

  • flying phalanger — noun nocturnal phalangers that move with gliding leaps using parachute like folds of skin along the sides of the body • Syn: ↑flying opossum, ↑flying squirrel • Hypernyms: ↑phalanger, ↑opossum, ↑possum • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • List of monotremes and marsupials — The class Mammalia (the mammals) is divided into two subclasses based on reproductive techniques: egg laying mammals (the monotremes); and mammals which give live birth. The latter subclass is divided into two infraclasses: pouched mammals (the… …   Wikipedia

  • Possum — Taxobox name = Possums image width = 240px image caption = Common Brushtail Possum ( Trichosurus vulpecula ) regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia infraclassis = Marsupialia ordo = Diprotodontia subordo = Phalangeriformes subordo …   Wikipedia

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