plural noun
Rhi·no·cryp·ti·dae | \ˌrīnəˈkriptəˌdē\

Definition of Rhinocryptidae 

: a family of South American birds closely related to Furnariidae — see tapacolo

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History and Etymology for Rhinocryptidae

New Latin, from Rhinocrypta, type genus (from rhin- + -crypta, from Greek kryptos hidden) + -idae

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