Pentail
Pentail Pen"tail`, n. (Zo["o]l.) A peculiar insectivore ({Ptilocercus Lowii}) of Borneo; -- so called from its very long, quill-shaped tail, which is scaly at the base and plumose at the tip. [1913 Webster]

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  • pentail — noun brown tree shrew having a naked tail bilaterally fringed with long stiff hairs on the distal third; of Malaysia • Syn: ↑pen tail, ↑pen tailed tree shrew • Hypernyms: ↑tree shrew • Member Holonyms: ↑Ptilocercus, ↑genus Ptilo …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ptilocercus Lowii — Pentail Pen tail , n. (Zo[ o]l.) A peculiar insectivore ({Ptilocercus Lowii}) of Borneo; so called from its very long, quill shaped tail, which is scaly at the base and plumose at the tip. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pen-tailed tree shrew — noun brown tree shrew having a naked tail bilaterally fringed with long stiff hairs on the distal third; of Malaysia • Syn: ↑pentail, ↑pen tail • Hypernyms: ↑tree shrew • Member Holonyms: ↑Ptilocercus, ↑genus Ptilocercus …   Useful english dictionary

  • tree shrew — noun insectivorous arboreal mammal of southeast Asia that resembles a squirrel with large eyes and long sharp snout • Hypernyms: ↑placental, ↑placental mammal, ↑eutherian, ↑eutherian mammal • Hyponyms: ↑pentail, ↑pen tail, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ptilocerque — Ptil o*cerque, n. [Gr. ? a feather + ? tail.] (Zool.) The pentail. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mammals of Borneo — The mammal species of Borneo include 288 species of terrestrial and 91 species of marine mammals recorded within the territorial boundaries of Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia. The terrestrial mammals are dominated by the chiroptera (102 species of …   Wikipedia

  • genus Ptilocercus — noun pentails • Syn: ↑Ptilocercus • Hypernyms: ↑mammal genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Tupaiidae, ↑family Tupaiidae • Member Meronyms: ↑pentail …   Useful english dictionary

  • pen-tail — noun brown tree shrew having a naked tail bilaterally fringed with long stiff hairs on the distal third; of Malaysia • Syn: ↑pentail, ↑pen tailed tree shrew • Hypernyms: ↑tree shrew • Member Holonyms: ↑Ptilocercus, ↑genus Ptiloce …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ptilocercus — noun pentails • Syn: ↑genus Ptilocercus • Hypernyms: ↑mammal genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Tupaiidae, ↑family Tupaiidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • pen-tailed phalanger — noun see pentail 2 …   Useful english dictionary

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