Definition of Scandentia

1. Noun. A small order comprising only the tree shrews: in some classifications tree shrews are considered either primates (and included in the suborder Prosimii) or true insectivores (and included in the order Insectivora).

Exact synonyms: Order Scandentia
Generic synonyms: Animal Order
Group relationships: Eutheria, Subclass Eutheria
Member holonyms: Family Tupaiidae, Tupaiidae



Medical Definition of Scandentia

1. An order of the class mammals that consists of one family, tupaiidae (tree shrews), 5 genera (one of which is tupaia), and 16 species. Their recent distribution is from india to the philippines, southern china to java, borneo, sumatra, bali, and other islands in those regions. (12 Dec 1998)

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Literary usage of Scandentia

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1. British Animals Extinct Within Historic Times: With Some Account of British by James Edmund Harting (1880)
"J scandentia, sc., "climbers," the marten and wild cat, perhaps also the squirrel. The mention of the pheasant here is remarkable, and we should be curious ..."

2. The Natural History of Secession by Thomas Shepard Goodwin (1865)
"scandentia, characterized by a squirrel-like appearance, except that the muzzle is attenuated and elongated. They climb trees with agility, ..."

3. Natural History: A Manual of Zoology for Schools, Colleges, and the General by Sanborn Tenney (1867)
"scandentia, characterized by a squirrel-like appearance, except that the muzzle is attenuated and elongated. They climb trees with agility, ..."

4. Natural History: A Manual of Zoology for Schools, Colleges, and the General by Sanborn Tenney (1869)
"scandentia, characterized by a squirrel-like appearance, except that the muzzle is attenuated and elongated. They climb trees with agility, ..."

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