Definition of Family Trionychidae
1. Noun. Soft-shelled turtles.
Generic synonyms: Reptile Family
Group relationships: Chelonia, Order Chelonia, Order Testudinata, Order Testudines, Testudinata, Testudines
Member holonyms: Pancake Turtle, Soft-shelled Turtle, Genus Trionyx, Trionyx
Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Trionychidae
Literary usage of Family Trionychidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The American Geologist: A Monthly Journal of Geology and Allied Sciences by Newton Horace Winchell (1905)
"... we must believe that those of the family Trionychidae had descended from forms which lived in North America during the Upper Cretaceous. ..."
2. Introduction to Zoology: A Guide to the Study of Animals, for the Use of by Charles Benedict Davenport, Gertrude Anna Crotty Davenport (1900)
"The family Trionychidae 1 includes our soft-shelled turtles, which live in rivers or ponds of the Mississippi valley and the Gulf drainage basin (Fig. 257). ..."