Definition of Family equidae
1. Noun. Horses; asses; zebras; extinct animals.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Family
Group relationships: Order Perissodactyla, Perissodactyla
Member holonyms: Equus, Genus Equus, Equid, Equine, Genus Hyracotherium, Hyracotherium, Genus Mesohippus, Genus Protohippus, Female Horse, Mare
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Equidae
Literary usage of Family equidae
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 and (1910)
"... wild representatives, but in a zoological sense used as a general term for all the members of the family Equidae. ..."
2. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"... but in a zoological sense used as a general term for all the members of the family Equidae. SPECIES The distinctive characteristics of the family, ..."
3. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1902)
"Although for the sake of uniformity a family, Equidae, is here separated from its allies, it is quite impossible owing to the full state of our knowledge ..."
4. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1908)
"In a zoological sense, the horse is a vertebrate animal belonging to the class Mammalia, the family Equidae and the genus Equus. In a broad sense, ..."
5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1896)
"... unless I specify, it cannot be known whether I am tracing that of the species Equus caballus, or that of the genus Equus,or that of the family Equidae. ..."