What is another word for Family Erethizontidae?

Pronunciation: [fˈamɪli ɪɹˈɛθɪzˌɒntɪdˌiː] (IPA)

The Family Erethizontidae refers to a group of animals commonly known as New World porcupines. These porcupines are characterized by their sharp quills which they use for self-defense. The family has been further sub-divided into two groups: the Erethizontinae and the Chaetomyinae. The former has a round body and short quills while the latter has a slender body with long quills. There are several synonyms for the Family Erethizontidae including the Erethizontidae family, New World porcupine family, and the brush-tailed porcupine family. These synonyms are used interchangeably depending on the context. Nevertheless, all these synonyms refer to a group of rodents that belong to the same family.

Synonyms for Family erethizontidae:

What are the hypernyms for Family erethizontidae?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    Cingulata (Suborder), Erethizontoidea (Superfamily), Eutheria (subclass), Mammalia (Class), Xenarthra (Order).

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