Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having a short tail; having short tail-feathers; brevicaudate; brachyurous: specifically said of many animals and of a few groups of animals.

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  • adjective having a short tail

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Examples

  • Fossils of flying reptiles come in two versions: the older long-tailed pterosaurs and the more recent short-tailed versions.

    Darwinopterus, the New Flying Reptile

  • Meet Lil' Drac, a short-tailed fruit bat taken in by Bat World Sanctuary, an organization with a mission that includes promoting the protection and conservation of wild bats.

    Lil' Drac: Orphaned Short-Tailed Fruit Bat Rescued By Bat World Sanctuary (VIDEO)

  • Scientists thought the agile walking/climbing abilities of the New Zealand lesser short-tailed bat, Mystacina tuberculata, was the result of isolation on an island without mammalian competitors, but a fossil bat from Australia shows it also had similar muscle/bone adaptations.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • Scientists thought the agile walking/climbing abilities of the New Zealand lesser short-tailed bat, Mystacina tuberculata, was the result of isolation on an island without mammalian competitors, but a fossil bat from Australia shows it also had similar muscle/bone adaptations.

    Brief Hiatus...

  • Scientists thought the agile walking/climbing abilities of the New Zealand lesser short-tailed bat, Mystacina tuberculata, was the result of isolation on an island without mammalian competitors, but a fossil bat from Australia shows it also had similar muscle/bone adaptations.

    NZ "Walking Bat" Had Australian Kin

  • The Frenchman shrugged, removed a snuffbox from the pocket of his fashionable short-tailed jacket, and partook of the powdered tobacco with a noisy snort.

    The Curse of the Wendigo

  • Until now, the short-tailed albatross has only reproduced at two sites: Torishima island in Japan and islands controlled by Tokyo and claimed by Beijing, known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China.

    Endangered Bird Discovered Nesting In U.S. For 1st Time

  • HONOLULU — A bird conservation group says the endangered short-tailed albatross has nested in the far northwestern edge of the Hawaiian islands – the first time the species has done so in the United States.

    Short-Tailed Albatross Discovered In Hawaii, First Time Endangered Animal Has Nested In U.S.

  • The Frenchman shrugged, removed a snuffbox from the pocket of his fashionable short-tailed jacket, and partook of the powdered tobacco with a noisy snort.

    The Curse of the Wendigo

  • The Frenchman shrugged, removed a snuffbox from the pocket of his fashionable short-tailed jacket, and partook of the powdered tobacco with a noisy snort.

    The Curse of the Wendigo

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