noun Anom·a·lu·rus \əˌnäməˈlu̇rəs\

Definition of Anomalurus

  1. :  a genus (the type of the family Anomaluridae) of sciuromorph rodents comprising the scaletails and resembling flying squirrels but having scaly tails used in climbing

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Origin and Etymology of anomalurus

New Latin, from anomal- + -urus

First Known Use: 1843

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