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genus Acheus

Definition of the noun Genus Acheus

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Genus Acheus is a genus of Bradypodidae, described by Cuvier in 1825.

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Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or, Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1842)

the genus ACHEUs of F. Cuvier. Of these the ai, or three-toed sloth (B. tridactylus, Linn., Plate CCCXXXVII, fig. 2.), is the only animal hitherto supposed to possess nine cervical vertebrae. We have already alluded to the more recent opinion, ...

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