Definition of Family erinaceidae
1. Noun. True hedgehogs.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Family
Group relationships: Insectivora, Order Insectivora
Member holonyms: Erinaceus, Genus Erinaceus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Erinaceidae
Literary usage of Family erinaceidae
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1. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1903)
"A FOSSIL HEDGEHOG FROM THE AMERICAN OLIGOCENE. By WD MATTHEW. The Hedgehog family (Erinaceidae) has hitherto been found only in the Old World (Europe, ..."
2. Transactions of the American Dental Association at Its ... Annual Session by American Dental Association (1898)
"family erinaceidae. Erinaceus europaeus (Hedgehog). Family Talpidae. Scapanus breweri (Hairy-tailed Mole), Eastern United States. ..."
3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"The hedgehog, which is known scientifically as Erinaceus curo/iacus, and is the type of the family Erinaceidae, is found in woods and gardens, ..."
4. Organic Evolution: A Text Book by Richard Swann Lull (1917)
"ture belongs to the hedgehog family, Erinaceidae, but the more familiar European hedgehog, Erinaceus, is somewhat too specialized in its quill-like hairs ..."
5. The Life of Animals: The Mammals by Ernest Ingersoll (1907)
"... and fossils show that the hedgehog family (Erinaceidae) is one of the oldest known among mammals, and has undergone very little change since the Miocene ..."
6. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"... and is the type of the family Erinaceidae, is found in woods and gardens, and extends over nearly the whole of Europe; and has been found at 6000 to ..."