Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A group of short-tailed stalk-eyed decapodous crus-taceans, such as ordinary crabs: opposed to Macrura (which see). The short and small tail, or abdomen, is closely folded under the cephalothorax, forming the apron. The Brachyura are sometimes artificially divided into four groups, Oxystomata, Oxyrhyncha, Cyclometopa, and Catametopa; now more frequently into about 16 families, without superfamily grouping.
- In mammalogy, a group of short-tailed bats, the same as Emballonuridæ (which see).
- Also Brachyoura.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) A group of decapod Crustacea, including the common crabs, characterized by a small and short abdomen, which is bent up beneath the large cephalo-thorax. [Also spelt
Brachyoura.] See crab, and Illustrationin Appendix.
- n. an order of crustaceans (including true crabs) having a reduced abdomen folded against the ventral surface
“Porcupine (Hystrix brachyura), Thailand (Photograph by Sean Austin)”
“There is also an endemic sub-species of pika (Ochotona hyperborea yesoensis) and sable (Martes zibellina brachyura).”
“In a few million years, the brachyura were all but extinct.”
“In the dipterocarp/deciduous forest, globally threatened species include tiger and banteng Bos javanicus (EN: 10 animals); stump-tailed macaque, Malayan porcupine Hystrix brachyura (VU), Asiatic wild dog, clouded leopard Neofelis nebulosa (VU), marbled cat Pardofelis marmorata (VU), serow Naemorhedus sumatrensis and gaur Bos frontalis (VU: 150 animals).”
“In BBSNP important mammal species are: Panthera tigris sumatrae (CR), Sumatran rhino Dicerhinos sumatrensis (CR), Sumatran hare Nesolagus netscheri (CR), Sumatran elephant Elephas maximus sumatranus (EN), otter civet Cynogale bennettii (EN), Asian tapir, smoothcoated otter Lutrogale perspicillata (VU), flatheaded cat Prionailurus planiceps (VU), Chinese porcupine Hystrix brachyura (VU).”
“Important mammal species in GLNP are: the orangutan, its flagship symbol, Panthera tigris sumatrae (CR), Sumatran rhino Dicerhinos sumatrensis (CR), otter civet Cynogale bennettii (EN), clouded Asian wild dog Cuon alpinus (VU), Eurasian otter lutra lutra (VU), leopard Neofelis nebulosa (VU), Indian porcupine Hystrix brachyura (VU) and pigtailed monkey Macaca nemestriana.”
“Manis pentadactyla _or_ brachyura (_Five-fingered or”
“Green-backed Camaroptera Camaroptera brachyura c) 10;”
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