Definition of Family Mustelidae
1. Noun. Weasels; polecats; ferrets; minks; fishers; otters; badgers; skunks; wolverines; martens.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Family
Group relationships: Carnivora, Order Carnivora
Member holonyms: Mustelid, Musteline, Musteline Mammal, Genus Mustela, Mustela, Genus Poecilogale, Poecilogale, Genus Ictonyx, Ictonyx, Lutrinae, Subfamily Lutrinae, Genus Lutra, Lutra, Enhydra, Genus Enhydra, Mephitinae, Subfamily Mephitinae, Genus Mephitis, Mephitis, Conepatus, Genus Conepatus, Genus Spilogale, Spilogale, Melinae, Subfamily Melinae, Genus Taxidea, Taxidea, Genus Meles, Meles, Genus Mellivora, Mellivora, Genus Melogale, Melogale, Arctonyx, Genus Arctonyx, Genus Gulo, Gulo, Genus Grison, Genus Galictis, Genus Martes, Martes, Charronia, Genus Charronia, Eira, Genus Eira
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Mustelidae
Literary usage of Family Mustelidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1902)
"The third family, Mustelidae, has the molar formula reduced to •J or -|-. The kidneys are simple except in the Otters. To this family are assigned the ..."
2. Natural History: A Manual of Zoology for Schools, Colleges, and the General by Sanborn Tenney (1872)
"... Canidae or Dog Family, Viverridae or Civet Family, Mustelidae or Weasel Family, Ursidae or Bear Family, and the Phocidae or Seal Family. ..."
3. Outlines of zoology by John Arthur Thomson (1895)
"... the and Australian regions, represented in the Neotropical region by American raccoon (Procyon). family Mustelidae—The otter ..."
4. History of Saginaw County, Michigan by Michael A. Leeson, Damon Clarke (1881)
"... once so abundant, is fast passing away. The wolves were all killed ofl many years ago. Trie family Mustelidae comprises the brown weasel, ..."