Definition of Family Tupaiidae
1. Noun. Tree shrews; in some classifications tree shrews are considered prosimian primates.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Family
Group relationships: Order Scandentia, Scandentia
Member holonyms: Genus Tupaia, Tupaia, Tree Shrew, Genus Ptilocercus, Ptilocercus
Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Tupaiidae
Literary usage of Family Tupaiidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Transactions of the American Dental Association at Its ... Annual Session by American Dental Association (1898)
"family Tupaiidae. Tupaia tana (Tree Shrew), Borneo. Family Erinaceidae. Erinaceus europaeus (Hedgehog). Family Talpidae. Scapanus breweri (Hairy-tailed ..."
2. The Origin and Evolution of the Human Dentition by William King Gregory (1922)
"This pre-primate stock is represented in the existing fauna by the tree-shrews (family Tupaiidae), which are extremely primitive in many characters. ..."