Definition of Family sciuridae

1. Noun. A mammal family of true squirrels including: ground squirrels; marmots; chipmunks; flying squirrels; spermophiles.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Sciuridae

family Saturniidae
family Satyridae
family Saururaceae
family Saxifragaceae
family Scarabaeidae
family Scaridae
family Scheuchzeriaceae
family Schistosomatidae
family Schizaeaceae
family Schizophyceae
family Schizosaccharomycetaceae
family Sciadopityaceae
family Sciaenidae
family Sciaridae
family Scincidae
family Sciuridae
family Sclerodermataceae
family Sclerotiniaceae
family Scolopacidae
family Scolytidae
family Scomberesocidae
family Scombresocidae
family Scombridae
family Scorpaenidae
family Scrophulariaceae
family Scutigeridae
family Scyliorhinidae
family Secotiaceae
family Selaginellaceae
family Sepiidae

Literary usage of Family sciuridae

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1. The Forage and Fiber Crops in America by Thomas Forsyth Hunt (1907)
"SPERMOPHILUS (meaning "seed lover''), belonging to the squirrel family (Sciuridae), and comprising about 73 species and sub-species in the western states, ..."

2. The Geographical Distribution of Animals: With a Study of the Relations of by Alfred Russel Wallace (1876)
"... with one of doubtful affinities in Trinidad and Central America, In the squirrel family (Sciuridae), Cynomys, the prairie-dogs, are peculiar; ..."

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