Definition of Family Tupaiidae

1. Noun. Tree shrews; in some classifications tree shrews are considered prosimian primates.

Exact synonyms: Tupaiidae
Generic synonyms: Mammal Family
Group relationships: Order Scandentia, Scandentia
Member holonyms: Genus Tupaia, Tupaia, Tree Shrew, Genus Ptilocercus, Ptilocercus

Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Tupaiidae

family Triglidae
family Trilliaceae
family Trionychidae
family Triopidae
family Trochilidae
family Troglodytidae
family Trogonidae
family Trombiculidae
family Trombidiidae
family Tropaeolaceae
family Trypetidae
family Tuberaceae
family Tuberculariaceae
family Tulostomaceae
family Tulostomataceae
family Tupaiidae (current term)
family Turnicidae
family Tylenchidae
family Typhaceae
family Typhlopidae
family Tytonidae
family Uintatheriidae
family Ulmaceae
family Ulvaceae
family Umbelliferae
family Unionidae
family Upupidae
family Uranoscopidae
family Ursidae

Literary usage of Family Tupaiidae

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Transactions of the American Dental Association at Its ... Annual Session by American Dental Association (1898)
"family Tupaiidae. Tupaia tana (Tree Shrew), Borneo. Family Erinaceidae. Erinaceus europaeus (Hedgehog). Family Talpidae. Scapanus breweri (Hairy-tailed ..."

2. The Origin and Evolution of the Human Dentition by William King Gregory (1922)
"This pre-primate stock is represented in the existing fauna by the tree-shrews (family Tupaiidae), which are extremely primitive in many characters. ..."

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