Definition of Family Castoridae

1. Noun. Beavers.

Exact synonyms: Castoridae
Generic synonyms: Mammal Family
Group relationships: Sciuromorpha, Suborder Sciuromorpha
Member holonyms: Castor, Genus Castor, Castoroides, Genus Castoroides

Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Castoridae

family Caprimulgidae
family Caproidae
family Capromyidae
family Capsidae
family Carabidae
family Carangidae
family Carapidae
family Carcharhinidae
family Carchariidae
family Cardiidae
family Cariamidae
family Caricaceae
family Carpinaceae
family Caryocaraceae
family Caryophyllaceae
family Castoridae (current term)
family Casuaridae
family Casuarinaceae
family Cathartidae
family Catostomidae
family Caviidae
family Cebidae
family Cecidomyidae
family Cecropiaceae
family Celastraceae
family Centrarchidae
family Centriscidae
family Centropomidae
family Cephalobidae
family Cephalotaceae

Literary usage of Family Castoridae

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"... family Castoridae, represented by the beaver», which are large aquatic rodents characterized by their massive skulls, devoid of post-orbital processes, ..."

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