from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of bandicoots of the family Peramelidæ, having long pointed ears like those of a rabbit, proportionally longer hind limbs than the typical bandicoots, the hallux wanting, the tail long and hairy, and the pouch opening forward. M. lagotis is called the native rabbit in Australia, from its size and general appearance.
- n. A genus of tenebrionine beetles.
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- n. a genus of Peramelidae
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Important mammal species such as the Malayan Pangolin Manis javanica, 28 species of bats, two species of endemic Borneo squirrels, the tufted ground squirrel, Rheithrosciurus macrotis, and the plain pigmy squirrel Exilisciurus exilis have been identified in the park.
Other flagship mammal species occurring in the California Floristic Province are the kit fox (Vulpes macrotis), the island fox (Urocyon littorialis, CR), the latter with six subspecies confined to the six largest of the eight Channel Islands, the widespread Roosevelt's elk (Cervus elaphus roosevelti), and the tule elk (Cervus elaphus nannodes), the largest and smallest of the North American subspecies, respectively.
(Vulpes macrourus), New Mexico desert fox (Vulpes macrotis neomexicana),
American elk or wapiti (Cervus canadensis), mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus macrotis), bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis canadensis and O.c. texiana), and bears (Euarctos and Ursus) seemingly once inhabited the Chaco plateau.
Long-eared Bat (_Corynorhinus macrotis pallescens_)
The southern part of British Columbia contains the mule deer of western North America (_Mazama macrotis_), and a very strange rodent, the sewellel or mountain beaver (_Haplodon_), a creature distantly allied to squirrels, marmots, and beavers, but restricted in its distribution to a few parts of California, Oregon, and British
The feet appear larger in _L. macrotis_, and the pads of the toes are black, whilst in _L. auritus_ they are pale coloured.
Rocky Mountains -- the _cervus macrotis_ described by the naturalist Say.
The species referred to are the "black-tails," and "long-tails" (_Cervus macrotis_ and _leucurus_).
The kit fox, Vulpes macrotis, is a small grayish-buff fox that lives in the deserts of the southern United States and northern Mexico.
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