Miacidae

plural noun

Mi·​ac·​i·​dae
mīˈasəˌdē
: a family of primitive generalized carnivorous mammals widely distributed from the Palaeocene through the lower Oligocene, sometimes classed with the creodonts, but probably being early ancestral types of the Fissipeda

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Miacis, type genus + -idae

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“Miacidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Miacidae. Accessed 10 Dec. 2022.

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