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- proper n. A taxonomic order within the subclass Placentalia — the hyraxes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. An order of small hoofed mammals, comprising the single living genus Hyrax.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An order of monadelphian mammals, represented by the single family Hyracidæ; the hyraxes.
- Thirty-two species and subspecies of this order are now recognized, all placed in the genus Procavia (Storr, 1780), this name antedating Hyrax by three years. A fossil species, Pliohyrax krnppii, has been described from the Pliocene of Greece and the Isle of Samos, and Archæohyrax, from the Miocene of Patagonia, has been assigned to this group.
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- n. hyraxes and some extinct animals
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