Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The generic name of the small duplicidentate rodents commonly known as pikas or little chief hares: used by Link in 1795. The name Lagomys, long used, was originally given to “an unnatural and undefined combination of forms with squat bodies,” and is untenable. See cut at Lagomys.
- n. type genus of the Ochotonidae
“We feel empathy for polar bears, seals and whales, so why not for our local mountaintop mammals, ochotona princeps?”
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