from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of small mole-like insectivorous mammals of Madagascar, sometimes giving name to a subfamily Oryzoryctinæ of Centetidæ, more properly ranged with Geogale in a subfamily Geogalinæ of Potamogalidæ: so named from burrowing in rice-fields. There are 2 species, O. hova and O. tetradactylus. Also written, incorrectly, Orizorictes and Oryzorictes.
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