Definition of Phocidae
1. Noun. Earless seals.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Family
Group relationships: Pinnipedia, Suborder Pinnipedia
Member holonyms: Earless Seal, Hair Seal, True Seal, Genus Phoca, Phoca, Genus Pagophilus, Pagophilus, Genus Mirounga, Mirounga, Erignathus, Genus Erignathus, Cystophora, Genus Cystophora
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phocidae
Literary usage of Phocidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"Walruses have no external ears, as W**™*- in the phocidae; but when on land the hind-feet are turned forwards and used in progression, ..."
2. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences by New York Academy of Sciences (1915)
"The most specialized family is the phocidae, originating apparently in the ... The Antarctic phocidae are also primitive and archaic, related more or less ..."
3. Materials for the study of variation treated with especial regard to by William Bateson (1894)
"... that of phocidae 139 normals were seen, and 11 cases of ... It will be remembered that of phocidae the sub-family ..."