plural noun
Fe·​rae | \ ˈfeˌrī; ˈfeˌrē, ˈfiˌ- \

Definition of Ferae

1 in some classifications : a subdivision of Mammalia coextensive with Carnivora
2 in some former classifications : a subdivision of Mammalia comprising Carnivora together with a varied assemblage of chiefly carnivorous marsupials, bats, insectivores, rodents, and primates

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History and Etymology for Ferae

New Latin, from Latin, wild animals, from feminine plural of ferus, adjective, wild

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“Ferae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ferae. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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