Definition of Chinchillidae
1. Noun. Small bushy-tailed South American burrowing rodents.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Family
Group relationships: Hystricomorpha, Suborder Hystricomorpha
Member holonyms: Genus Chinchilla, Genus Lagidium, Lagidium, Genus Lagostomus, Lagostomus, Abrocoma, Genus Abrocoma
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chinchillidae
Literary usage of Chinchillidae
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1. Contributions to the Comparative Anatomy of the Mammalian Eye by George Lindsay Johnson (1901)
"The Common Guinea-pig (Cavia porcellus) has a fundus similar to that of the chinchillidae, except that the opaque nerve fibres in the vicinity of the disc ..."