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Definition of "macrotis" [macrotis]

  • 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. (noun)
  • A genus of tenebrionine beetles. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "macrotis" in a sentence
  • "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."
  • "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."
  • "(Vulpes macrourus), New Mexico desert fox (Vulpes macrotis neomexicana),"