Definitions

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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Examples

  • 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.

    Gunung Mulu National Park, Malaysia

  • 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.

    Biological diversity in the California Floristic Province

  • (Vulpes macrourus), New Mexico desert fox (Vulpes macrotis neomexicana),

    Tseh So, a Small House Ruin, Chaco Canyon, New Mexico :

  • 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.

    Tseh So, a Small House Ruin, Chaco Canyon, New Mexico :

  • Long-eared Bat (_Corynorhinus macrotis pallescens_)

    Wild Animals at Home

  • 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

    Pioneers in Canada

  • The feet appear larger in _L. macrotis_, and the pads of the toes are black, whilst in _L. auritus_ they are pale coloured.

    Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon

  • Rocky Mountains -- the _cervus macrotis_ described by the naturalist Say.

    The Desert Home The Adventures of a Lost Family in the Wilderness

  • The species referred to are the "black-tails," and "long-tails" (_Cervus macrotis_ and _leucurus_).

    The Hunters' Feast Conversations Around the Camp Fire

  • The kit fox, Vulpes macrotis, is a small grayish-buff fox that lives in the deserts of the southern United States and northern Mexico.

    Everything2 New Writeups

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  • The hallux wanting indeed! Who writes this stuff?

    May 16, 2012

  • and what do you bandy-about?
    bil of bil-becomes?

    May 16, 2012

  • 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.

    May 16, 2012