Definition of Phalangeridae
1. Noun. Phalangers; koalas.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Family
Group relationships: Marsupialia, Order Marsupialia
Member holonyms: Opossum, Phalanger, Possum, Genus Phalanger, Genus Trichosurus, Trichosurus, Genus Petaurus, Petaurus, Acrobates, Genus Acrobates, Genus Phascolarctos, Phascolarctos
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phalangeridae
Literary usage of Phalangeridae
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)
"It is intermediate between the Macropodidae and the phalangeridae, ... which is one of the salient features in the structure of the phalangeridae. ..."
2. Australasia by Henry Rees (1907)
"The phalangeridae also includes the koala, the Australian native bear ... in the tea trees of Westralia, is so different from the other phalangeridae, VOL. ..."
3. Zoology: An Elementary Text-book by Arthur Everett Shipley, Ernest William MacBride (1904)
"The second family, the phalangeridae, or Australian opossums, have normally ... They resemble the phalangeridae in having three upper incisors on each side, ..."