Definition of Spalacidae
1. Noun. Mole rats.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Family
Group relationships: Myomorpha, Suborder Myomorpha
Member holonyms: Genus Spalax, Spalax
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spalacidae
Literary usage of Spalacidae
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)
"The spalacidae," observes Dr. Elan- ford, " are sometimes called rodent moles, and resemble a mole in general aspect, having cylindrical bodies, ..."
2. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"... as given above under the heading of the spalacidae. With the exception of Madagascar, the family, which may be divided into six sub-families, ..."
3. The Geographical Distribution of Animals: With a Study of the Relations of by Alfred Russel Wallace (1876)
"... has hitherto formed part of the next family, spalacidae ; but a recent examination of its anatomy by M. Milne-Edwards shows that it "belongs to the ..."
4. The Geographical Distribution of Animals: With a Study of the Relations of by Alfred Russel Wallace (1876)
"The spalacidae, or mole-rats, have a straggling distribution over the Old World continents. They are found over nearly the whole of Africa, but only in the ..."