Hyracoidea definition

  • proper-noun:
    • A taxonomic order inside the subclass Placentalia — the hyraxes.
  • noun-plural:
    • An order of little hoofed animals, comprising the single-living genus Hyrax.
  • others:
    • An order of monadelphian mammals, represented by the solitary household Hyracidæ; the hyraxes.
    • Thirty-two species and subspecies of the purchase are now actually recognized, all put into the genus Procavia (Storr, 1780), this name antedating Hyrax by 3 years. A fossil types, Pliohyrax krnppii, was explained through the Pliocene of Greece plus the Isle of Samos, and Archæohyrax, from Miocene of Patagonia, happens to be assigned to the group.
  • noun:
    • hyraxes many extinct animals

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