Definition of Tapiridae
1. Noun. Tapirs and extinct related forms.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Family
Group relationships: Order Perissodactyla, Perissodactyla
Member holonyms: Genus Tapirus, Tapirus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tapiridae
Literary usage of Tapiridae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The White River Badlands by Cleophas Cisney O'Harra (1920)
"Tapiridae The present day tapirs, like the horse, are the descendants of a very ancient family. Unlike the horse, however, specialization in ..."
2. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1902)
"Tapiridae.—-The Tapirs may be distinguished from the Horse and from the Rhinoceros tribe by a few characters, which are as follows:— The dentition is ..."
3. Zoology: An Elementary Text-book by Arthur Everett Shipley, Ernest William MacBride (1901)
"Division I. PERISSODACTYLA The Perissodactyla were formerly a numerous class of animals, but now three families alone survive, the tapirs, Tapiridae; ..."