from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An animal of the genus Gymnura.

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  • noun A type of carnivorous mammal, related to the moles and resembling large rats, which inhabits various parts of south-east Asia.


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  • Other primarily montane species include the gymnure (Hylomys suillus), siamang (Symphalangus syndactylus), and red-cheeked squirrel (Dremomys rufigenys).

    Peninsular Malaysian montane rain forests

  • Important mammal species are: dwarf gymnure Holomys parvus (CR), Sumatran hare Nesolagus netscheri (CR), Panthera tigris sumatrae (CR), Sumatran rhino Dicerorhinos sumatrensis (CR), Beccari's shrew Crocidura beccari (EN), Sumatran elephant Elephas maximus sumatranus (EN), Asian tapir, Asian wild dog Cuon alpinus (VU), clouded leopard Neofelis nebulosa (VU), and Sumatran goral Naemorhedus sumatrensis.

    Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra, Indonesia


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