Definition of Family hystricidae
1. Noun. Old World porcupines.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Family
Group relationships: Hystricomorpha, Suborder Hystricomorpha
Member holonyms: Old World Porcupine, Atherurus, Genus Atherurus, Genus Trichys, Trichys
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Hystricidae
Literary usage of Family hystricidae
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1. The Mammals of Minnesota: A Scientific and Popular Account of Their Features by Clarence Luther Herrick (1892)
"... Geomyidae 220 Genus Geomys 222 Family Leporidae (Hares) 230 Family Hystricidae (Porcupines) 243 Genus Erethizon 246 Distribution of Rodentia 252 CHAPTER ..."
2. First Biennial Report of the Progress of the Geological Survey of Michigan by Michigan Geological Survey, M. Miles, Alexander Winchell (1861)
"family hystricidae. 42. Erethizon dorsatus, F. Cuv.—Porcupine. *9. C. cristata. The star nosed mole appears to bo a very rare species ..."