Definition of Tupaiidae

1. Noun. Tree shrews; in some classifications tree shrews are considered prosimian primates.

Exact synonyms: Family Tupaiidae
Generic synonyms: Mammal Family
Group relationships: Order Scandentia, Scandentia
Member holonyms: Genus Tupaia, Tupaia, Tree Shrew, Genus Ptilocercus, Ptilocercus



Medical Definition of Tupaiidae

1. The only family of the order scandentia, variously included in the order insectivora or in the order primates, and often in the order microscelidea, consisting of five genera. They are tupaia, ananthana (indian tree shrew), dendrogale (small smooth-tailed tree shrew), urogale (mindanao tree shrew), and ptilocercus (pen-tailed tree shrew). The tree shrews inhabit the forest areas of eastern asia from india and southwestern china to borneo and the philippines. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tupaiidae

tunnellers
tunnellike
tunnelling
tunnellings
tunnelly
tunnels
tunnies
tunning
tunnings
tunny
tuns
tuny
tupaia
tupaiid
tupaiidae (current term)
tupaiids
tupal
tupek
tupeks
tupelo
tupelo family
tupelo tree
tupelos
tuperssuatsiaite
tupik
tupiks
tuple
tuples
tuplet

Literary usage of Tupaiidae

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1. The Geographical Distribution of Animals: With a Study of the Relations of by Alfred Russel Wallace (1876)
"... and tupaiidae among Mammalia, while . ... the squirrel-like tupaiidae consisting of three genera; and the curious ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"The form of the pelvis, and especially of the symphysis pubis, varies within certain limits, so that while in the tupaiidae and ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"... and some (tupaiidae) arboreal. To the great majority the term ... and post-orbital processes of the frontals are found only in the tupaiidae and M ..."

4. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences by New York Academy of Sciences (1915)
"They are unknown in the extra-Holarctic Tertiary, but this negative evidence is of no weight in view of their minute size and rarity. The tupaiidae of the ..."

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