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Definition a taxonomic group containing one or more species
  • It is a rare long-arm squid of the genus Magnapinna.
  • The genus Begonia contains about 1000 species.
  • And thereby whalemen distinguish this fish from other tribes of his genus.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • There were arthropods in the bedrooms, families and genera various, but half of them were cockroaches.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Oryx and Crake
  • genera = a taxonomic group containing one or more species
  • Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Oryx and Crake
  • Then you'd narrow it down, Phylum Class Order Family Genus Species, then the habitat and when last seen, and what had snuffed it.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Oryx and Crake
  • There are some fifty varieties of toxic locoweeds, the bulk of which are in the genus Astragalus, a genus very closely related to Hedysarum.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • This is the only sensible manner of dealing with such verses: Why trouble yourself about the species till you have previously decided upon the genus?
    William Wordsworth  --  Preface to Lyrical Ballads
  • And she is an unimpeachable Christian, I am sure; perhaps of the very tribe, genus, and species you desire to propagate.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d'Urbervilles
  • Or it is a small plant of the genus Veronia.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • To the order of Ganoides—an order of fish having angular scales, covered with bright enamel—forming one of the family of the Cephalaspides, of the genus
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • There are something like three hundred genera of dinosaurs known so far.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Genera Epanchin alone determined to depart.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • It is some systematized exhibition of the whale in his broad genera, that I would now fain put before you.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Usually they'd read the plaque that was nailed to its trunk: "Sassafras: family Lauraceae, genus Sassafras, species S. albidum.
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
  • Genus—unknown; therefore named after the discoverer, and from the happy coincidence of being seen in the evening—Vespertilio Horribilis, Americanus.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • You could put it that way, Mr. Secretary-Genera].
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood's End
  • It was as if they were powered by some massive underground genera-tor that powered fluorescent chemicals in large tubes made to look like trees.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • "Tut, tut!" answered the abbe, "man is but man after all, and you are about the best specimen of the genus I have ever known.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Each of these families is divided into several genera, each genus into species, each species into varieties.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

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