Definition of Family caviidae

1. Noun. A family of Hystricomorpha.

Exact synonyms: Caviidae
Generic synonyms: Mammal Family
Group relationships: Hystricomorpha, Suborder Hystricomorpha
Member holonyms: Cavia, Genus Cavia, Dolichotis, Genus Dolichotis



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Caviidae

family Carangidae
family Carapidae
family Carcharhinidae
family Carchariidae
family Cardiidae
family Cariamidae
family Caricaceae
family Carpinaceae
family Caryocaraceae
family Caryophyllaceae
family Castoridae
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
family Cephalotaxaceae
family Cerambycidae
family Ceratodontidae
family Ceratophyllaceae
family Ceratopogonidae

Literary usage of Family caviidae

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"In the family Caviidae, typified by the cavics (or guinea-pigs), may be included a laree number of South and Central American rodents, among which the ..."

2. A History of Land Mammals in the Western Hemisphere by William Berryman Scott (1913)
"In the Guinea Pig, as in all its family (Caviidae), there are four toes in the front foot, three in the hind; but Professor Castle has lately succeeded in ..."

3. Mammalian Models for Research on Aging by Bennett J. Cohen, Institute Of Laboratory Animal Resources, National Research Council Staff (1981)
"... family Caviidae, contains those South American rodents that are short-tailed or tailless, have only one pair of mammae, and have four digits on the ..."

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