Tenrecidae

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

Definition of Tenrecidae

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of tenrecidae

New Latin Tenrec, type genus + -idae


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