Phascolomidae

plural noun
Phas·​co·​lom·​i·​dae | \ ˌfaskəˈläməˌdē \

Definition of Phascolomidae

: a family of stockily built partially fossorial Australian marsupials that comprise the wombats and related extinct forms and have strong five-toed forefeet with digging claws and a very short tail

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History and Etymology for Phascolomidae

New Latin, from Phascolomis, type genus + -idae

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“Phascolomidae.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Phascolomidae. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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