Miacidae

plural noun
Mi·​ac·​i·​dae | \ mīˈasəˌdē \

Definition of Miacidae

: 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

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History and Etymology for Miacidae

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 31 Jul. 2021.

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