Anom·​a·​lu·​rus | \ əˌnäməˈlu̇rəs \

Definition of Anomalurus

: 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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First Known Use of Anomalurus

1843, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Anomalurus

New Latin, from anomal- + -urus

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“Anomalurus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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