Definition of 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 Hystricidae
Literary usage of Hystricidae
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)
"A number of the characters which differentiate this family from the hystricidae or Ground Porcupines of the Old World are given under the description of the ..."
2. Contributions to the Comparative Anatomy of the Mammalian Eye by George Lindsay Johnson (1901)
"... with the exception of the Porcupines (hystricidae), have strikingly prominent choroidal vessels, and their fundus resembles that of the Marsupials. ..."
3. Proceedings by Zoological Society of London (1894)
"They are perhaps most distinct in the hystricidae, least so in the Sciuridae. ... In the hystricidae, as Meckel ' observes, the three parts of the muscle ..."
4. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1877)
"... Anomalurus should be placed after the ground-squirrels, having a small stapes with crura not very divergent, as in the hystricidae; and Marmotta ..."