Share this entry

Share this page

mammalogy

Line breaks: mam|mal¦ogy
Pronunciation: /maˈmalədʒi
 
/

Definition of mammalogy in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The branch of zoology concerned with mammals.
Example sentences
  • He taught numerous classes in ornithology, mammalogy, population ecology, and animal behavior, and he led several generations of undergraduates on field trips throughout southern Wisconsin.
  • Matthew Gompper, assistant professor of mammalogy at the University of Missouri and an ecologist specializing in carnivores, has been studying coyote population biology in the Northeast.
  • Thomas Martin, head of mammalogy at the Senckenberg Research Institute in Frankfurt, Germany, agrees that Akidolestes may represent some kind of evolutionary throwback.

Derivatives

mammalogist

1
noun
Example sentences
  • Based on morphology, most mammalogists of the last century agreed that rabbits, for instance, are not closely related to rodents.
  • In northeastern Peru, Museum mammalogists tap local knowledge to catalog the fauna of the rainforest.
  • As Milton plunges into the jungle, a young mammalogist walks out of it, tired from a night of capturing and measuring bats at different points around the island.

Definition of mammalogy in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day peart
Pronunciation: pərt
adjective
lively; cheerful