Dasyuridae

plural noun

Dasy·​u·​ri·​dae
ˌdasēˈyu̇rəˌdē
: a family of polyprotodont marsupials (type genus Dasyurus) that includes the native cats, pouched mice, banded anteater, Tasmanian devil, and related forms

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Dasyurus, type genus + -idae

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“Dasyuridae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dasyuridae. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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