Definition of Hyaenidae
1. Noun. Hyenas.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Family
Group relationships: Carnivora, Order Carnivora
Member holonyms: Hyaena, Hyena, Genus Hyaena, Crocuta, Genus Crocuta, Genus Proteles, Proteles
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hyaenidae
Literary usage of Hyaenidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1902)
"hyaenidae.—Unlike though the Hyaenas appear to be to the last ... There are admittedly two genera among the hyaenidae, Hyaena itself with three species,1 ..."
2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The hyenas or hyaenas (hyaenidae) differ from the preceding family (Viverridae) in the absence of a distinct vertical partition ..."
3. Contributions to the Comparative Anatomy of the Mammalian Eye by George Lindsay Johnson (1901)
"The fundus of the wild Canidae, like that of the Felidae, Viverridae, and hyaenidae, is divided into three zones—a peripheral zone of reddish or violet- ..."