Tenrecidae

plural noun
Ten·rec·i·dae | \tenˈresəˌdē\

Definition of Tenrecidae 

: a family of insectivores comprising the tenrecs and with the West African otter shrew, the West Indian alamiqui, and extinct related forms often constituting a distinct superfamily of Insectivora

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History and Etymology for Tenrecidae

New Latin Tenrec, type genus + -idae

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