mammal family

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mammal family a family of mammals
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Usage

In literature:

So, too, with the great families of mammals, as we know from fossil remains.
"The Red Man's Continent" by Ellsworth Huntington
There is no good reason why a mammal that is not in any one of the families regularly eaten by man should be classed as a game animal.
"Our Vanishing Wild Life" by William T. Hornaday
The extension of knowledge from the bird to the mammal may be made through the medium of the family pets.
"The Renewal of Life; How and When to Tell the Story to the Young" by Margaret Warner Morley
They show us mammals in an early stage before they branched off into the various families as we know them to-day.
"The Geological Story of the Isle of Wight" by J. Cecil Hughes
EQ'UIDAE, the horse family, a division of the odd-toed (perissodactyle) Ungulates or hoofed mammals.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
The best time to take families of young mammals is from May to August.
"Taxidermy and Zoological Collecting" by William T. Hornaday
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In news:

Ancient termite- digger added to mammal family tree.
New family-friendly, based-on-real-events charmer about an injured sea mammal with an amputated tail.
That means this family of mammals , whose name translates to "grave robber" for its burrowing lifestyle, survived the extinction event that marked the end of the age of dinosaurs.
Using a database of fossil occurrences and GIS we determined relative range areas for families of mammals – allowing us to better understand what made some mammals more successful than others.
Meet the Family Tour the renovated mammal hall at Natural History.
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