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A small order of mammals that comprises the hyraxes.
- ‘The orders Hyracoidea, Macroscelides, Sirenia, Proboscidea, and Tubulidentata were grouped into a single clade called Afrotheria.’
- ‘We now think that their real affinities lie with the Sirenia, Hyracoidea, and Proboscidea.’
- ‘One or both segments were obtained from species belonging to primates, Cetartiodactyla, Carnivora, and Hyracoidea, but not from mouse or hamster.’
Modern Latin (plural), based on Greek hurax, hurak- (see hyrax).
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