Definition of Family sciuridae
1. Noun. A mammal family of true squirrels including: ground squirrels; marmots; chipmunks; flying squirrels; spermophiles.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Family
Group relationships: Sciuromorpha, Suborder Sciuromorpha
Member holonyms: Squirrel, Genus Sciurus, Sciurus, Genus Tamiasciurus, Tamiasciurus, Citellus, Genus Citellus, Genus Spermophilus, Spermophilus, Cynomys, Genus Cynomys, Genus Tamias, Tamias, Eutamias, Genus Eutamias, Genus Glaucomys, Glaucomys, Genus Marmota, Marmota, Petauristidae, Subfamily Petauristidae
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Sciuridae
Literary usage of Family sciuridae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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; ..."