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familynprimary social group; parents and children
familynpeople descended from a common ancestor
familyna collection of things sharing a common attribute
familyna social unit living together
familyn(biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera
familynan association of people who share common beliefs or activities
familyna loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities
familyna person having kinship with another or others
family acanthaceaenwidely distributed herbs and shrubs and trees; sometimes placed in the order Scrophulariales
family acanthisittidaenalternative names for the family comprising the New Zealand wrens
family acanthuridaensurgeonfishes
family acaridaenmites
family accipitridaenhawks; Old World vultures; kites; harriers; eagles
family aceraceaena family of trees and shrubs of order Sapindales including the maples
family acipenseridaensturgeons
family acrididaenshort-horned grasshoppers; true locusts
family actinidiaceaentropical trees or shrubs or woody vines
family actinomycetaceaenfilamentous anaerobic bacteria
family adelgidaenplant lice
family adiantaceaenused in some classification systems for some genera of the family Polypodiaceae (or Pteridaceae)
family aegypiidaenin some classifications considered the family comprising the Old World vultures which are more often included in the family Accipitridae
family aepyornidaencoextensive with the order Aepyorniformes
family agamidaenan Old World reptile family of Sauria
family agaricaceaenlarge family including many familiar mushrooms
family agavaceaenchiefly tropical and xerophytic plants: includes Dracenaceae (Dracaenaceae); comprises plants that in some classifications are divided between the Amaryllidaceae and the Liliaceae
family agonidaenpoachers
family ailuropodidaenin some classifications considered the family comprising the giant pandas
family aizoaceaensucculent herbs or small shrubs mostly of South Africa but also New Zealand and North America: carpetweeds; fig marigolds
family akeridaenbubble shells
family alaudidaenlarks
family albuginaceaenfungi that produce white sori resembling blisters on certain flowering plants
family albulidaenbonefish
family alcedinidaenkingfishers
family alcidaenweb-footed diving seabirds of northern seas: auks; puffins; guillemots; murres; etc.
family aleyrodidaenwhiteflies
family alismataceaenperennial or annual aquatic or marsh plants
family alliaceaenone of many families or subfamilies into which some classification systems subdivide the Liliaceae but not widely accepted; includes especially genus Allium
family alligatoridaenalligators; caimans
family allioniaceaena family of flowering plants of the order Caryophyllales
family aloeaceaenone of many families or subfamilies into which some classification systems subdivide the Liliaceae but not widely accepted
family alopiidaenthresher sharks
family alstroemeriaceaenone of many families or subfamilies into which some classification systems subdivide the Liliaceae but not widely accepted; sometimes included in subfamily Amaryllidaceae
family amaranthaceaencosmopolitan family of herbs and shrubs
family amaryllidaceaensnowdrop; narcissus; daffodil; in some classification systems considered a subfamily of the Liliaceae
family ambrosiaceaenin some classifications considered a separate family comprising a subgroup of the Compositae including the ragweeds
family ambystomatidaenNew World salamanders
family ameiuridaenNorth American catfishes
family amiidaenonly the bowfins
family ammodytidaensand lances
family amphioxidaenlancelets
family amphisbaenidaenworm lizards
family amphiumidaencongo snakes
family amygdalaceaenused in former classifications for plum and peach and almond trees which are now usually classified as members of the genus Prunus
family anabantidaensmall freshwater spiny-finned fishes of Africa and southern Asia
family anacardiaceaenthe cashew family; trees and shrubs and vines having resinous (sometimes poisonous) juice; includes cashew and mango and pistachio and poison ivy and sumac
family anarhichadidaenwolffishes
family anatidaenswimming birds having heavy short-legged bodies and bills with a horny tip: swans; geese; ducks
family ancylidaenfreshwater gastropod
family ancylostomatidaenhookworms
family andrenidaena large family of solitary short-tongued bees most of which burrow in the ground
family anguidaenalligator lizards
family anguillidaeneels that live in fresh water as adults but return to the sea to spawn
family anhimidaenscreamers
family anhingidaensnakebirds
family anniellidaenlegless lizards
family annonaceaenchiefly tropical trees or shrubs
family anobiidaendeathwatch beetles
family anomalopidaena family of fish including: flashlight fishes
family anomiidaensaddle oysters
family antedonidaenfeather stars
family antennariidaenfrogfishes; tropical spiny-finned marine fishes having large nearly vertical mouths; related to toadfishes and anglers
family anthocerotaceaenhornworts
family antilocapridaencomprising only the pronghorns
family aphididaensmall soft-bodied plant lice
family aphyllanthaceaenone of many families or subfamilies into which some classification systems subdivide the Liliaceae but not widely accepted; includes genus Aphyllanthes
family apiaceaenplants having flowers in umbels: parsley; carrot; anise; caraway; celery; dill
family apidaenhoneybees; carpenter bees; bumblebees
family aplodontiidaenmountain beavers
family aplysiidaensea hares
family apocynaceaenchiefly tropical trees or shrubs or herbs having milky juice and often showy flowers; many are sources of drugs
family apodidaenswifts; in former classifications included in the order Coraciiformes
family apogonidaenbright-colored marine fishes that incubate eggs in the mouth
family apterygidaencoextensive with the order Apterygiformes
family aquifoliaceaenwidely distributed shrubs and trees
family araceaenanthurium; calla lily; jack-in-the-pulpit; philodendron
family araliaceaenmostly tropical trees and shrubs and lianas: genera Panax and Hedera
family araucariaceaentall evergreen cone-bearing trees of South America and Australia with broad leathery leaves; in some classifications included in the Pinaceae
family arcellidaensoil and freshwater protozoa; cosmopolitan in distribution
family arcidaenark shells
family arctiidaentiger moths
family ardeidaenherons; egrets; night herons; bitterns
family arecaceaenchiefly tropical trees and shrubs and vines usually having a tall columnar trunk bearing a crown of very large leaves; coextensive with the order Palmales
family argasidaensoft ticks
family argentinidaensmall marine soft-finned fishes with long silvery bodies; related to salmons and trouts
family argiopidaenspiders that spin orb webs; cosmopolitan in distribution
family argonautidaenrepresented solely by the genus Argonauta
family ariidaensea catfishes
family aristolochiaceaenfamily of birthworts (including wild ginger)
family armadillidiidaenpill bugs
family artamidaenwood swallows
family ascaphidaenfamily of one species of frog: tailed frog
family ascaridaenlarge roundworms parasitic in intestines of vertebrates
family asclepiadaceaenwidely distributed family of herbs and shrubs of the order Gentianales; most with milky juice
family asilidaenrobber flies
family asparagaceaenone of many families or subfamilies into which some classification systems subdivide the Liliaceae: includes genera Asparagus and sometimes Ruscus
family aspergillaceaenfamily of fungi including some common molds
family asphodelaceaenone of many subfamilies into which some classification systems subdivide the Liliaceae
family aspleniaceaenone of a number of families into which Polypodiaceae has been subdivided in some classification systems; includes genera Asplenium, Pleurosorus, Schaffneria
family astacidaencrayfish
family asteraceaenplants with heads composed of many florets: aster; daisy; dandelion; goldenrod; marigold; lettuces; ragweed; sunflower; thistle; zinnia
family atherinidaensmall spiny-finned fishes of both salt and fresh water
family athiorhodaceaensmall motile sulphur bacteria
family athyriaceaenalternative names for one of a number of families into which the family Polypodiaceae has been subdivided in some classification systems
family atrichornithidaenscrubbirds
family atropidaenbooklice
family aulostomidaentrumpetfishes
family auriculariaceaenfungi having gelatinous sporophores
family avicenniaceaenused in some classifications: coextensive with the genus Avicennia
family azollaceaenused in some classifications for the genus Azolla
family babesiidaenpiroplasms and cattle pathogens
family bacillaceaentypically rod-shaped usually Gram-positive bacteria that produce endospores
family bacteroidaceaenfamily of bacteria living usually in the alimentary canal or on mucous surfaces of warm-blooded animals; sometimes associated with acute infective processes
family balaenicipitidaenshoebills
family balaenidaenright whales
family balaenopteridaenrorquals; blue whales
family balanidaenstalkless barnacles
family balistidaentriggerfishes
family balsaminaceaendistinguished from the family Geraniaceae by the irregular flowers
family bangiaceaena family of protoctist
family bathyergidaenmole rats; sand rats
family batidaceaenfamily coextensive with genus Batis: saltworts
family batrachoididaentoadfishes; related to anglers and batfishes
family begoniaceaenmonoecious succulent herbs or shrubs of tropical and warm regions especially America
family belemnitidaenfamily of extinct Mesozoic cephalopods
family belonidaenferocious fishes of warm regions resembling but unrelated to the freshwater gars
family belostomatidaenwater bugs
family bennettitaceaena family of fossil gymnospermous plants of the Carboniferous
family berberidaceaenshrubs or herbs
family betulaceaenmonoecious trees and shrubs (including the genera Betula and Alnus and Carpinus and Corylus and Ostrya and Ostryopsis)
family biblena large Bible with pages to record marriages and births
family bignoniaceaentrees or shrubs or woody vines or herbs having fruit resembling gourds or capsules; sometimes placed in the order Scrophulariales
family bittacidaena family of predacious tropical insects of the order Mecoptera
family blastodiaceaena family of saprobic fungi of order Blastocladiales
family blattidaendomestic cockroaches
family blechnaceaenone of a number of families into which the family Polypodiaceae has been subdivided in some classification systems; includes genera Blechnum, Doodia, Sadleria, Stenochlaena, and Woodwardia
family blenniidaena family of fish including: combtooth blennies
family boidaenboas and pythons
family boletaceaenfamily of fleshy fungi having the germ pores easily separating from the cup and often from each other
family bombacaceaentropical trees with large dry or fleshy fruit containing usually woolly seeds
family bombycidaenChinese silkworm moth
family bombycillidaena family of birds of the suborder Oscines
family bombyliidaenbee flies
family boraginaceaena widely distributed family of plants distinguished by circinate flowers and nutlike fruit
family bothidaena family of fish of the order Heterosomata
family bovidaentrue antelopes; cattle; oxen; sheep; goats
family bradypodidaena family of edentates comprising the true sloths
family bramidaendeep-bodied percoid fishes of the open seas
family branchiobdellidaensmall annelid worms with the posterior end modified into an adhesive sucker; especially formerly regarded as modified leeches
family branchiostegidaensmall family of marine fishes having covered gills
family branchiostomidaenlancelets
family brassicaceaenplants with four-petaled flowers
family brevicipitidaennarrow-mouthed toads and sheep frogs; some burrow and some are arboreal; found worldwide
family bromeliaceaena family of tropical American plants of order Xyridales including several (as the pineapple) of economic importance
family brotulidaenchiefly deep-sea fishes related to the Ophidiidae
family bruchidaenseed beetles
family bryaceaena family of acrocarpous mosses
family buccinidaenwhelks
family bucconidaenpuffbirds
family bucerotidaenhornbills
family bufonidaentrue toads
family burhinidaenlarge wading birds resembling the plovers: stone curlews
family burmanniaceaenfamily of chiefly tropical herbs with basal leaves like bracts and small flowers
family burseraceaenresinous or aromatic chiefly tropical shrubs or trees
family businessna corporation that is entirely owned by the members of a single family
family buxaceaenwidely distributed evergreen shrubs and trees
family cactaceaenconstituting the order Opuntiales
family caeciliadaencoextensive with the order Gymnophiona: legless amphibians
family caeciliidaencoextensive with the order Gymnophiona: legless amphibians
family caenolestidaensmall marsupials of southern South America
family caesalpiniaceaenspiny trees, shrubs, or perennial herbs, including the genera Caesalpinia, Cassia, Ceratonia, Bauhinia; commonly included in the family Leguminosae
family callionymidaendragonets
family calliphoridaenblowflies
family callithricidaenmarmosets
family callitrichaceaendicot aquatic herbs
family calostomataceaena family of fungi belonging to the order Tulostomatales
family calycanthaceaenshrubs or small trees having aromatic bark; the eastern United States and eastern Asia
family camelidaencamels and llamas and vicunas
family campanulaceaenfamily of plants of the order Campanulales; in some classifications includes Lobeliaceae
family cancridaenmany of the best known edible crabs
family canellaceaenone genus: aromatic tropical trees of eastern Africa and Florida to West Indies
family canidaendogs; wolves; jackals; foxes
family cannabidaceaentwo genera of erect or twining herbs that are pollinated by the wind, including the genera Cannabis and Humulus; term not used in all classifications; in some the genus Cannabis is placed in the family Moraceae and the genus Humulus in the family Urticaceae
family cannaceaencoextensive with the genus Canna
family capitonidaenbarbets
family capparidaceaena dilleniid dicot family of the order Rhoeadales that includes: genera Capparis, Cleome, Crateva, and Polanisia
family caprifoliaceaenshrubs and small trees and woody vines
family caprimulgidaengoatsuckers
family caproidaenboarfishes
family capromyidaencoypus
family capsidaenleaf bugs
family carabidaenground beetles
family carangidaenlarge family of narrow-bodied marine food fishes with widely forked tails; chiefly of warm seas
family carapidaenpearlfishes: related to the Brotulidae
family carcharhinidaenlargest family of living sharks; found worldwide especially in tropical waters; dorsal fin lacks spines: requiem sharks including tiger sharks and soupfin sharks
family carchariidaensand sharks; in some classifications coextensive with family Carcharhinidae
family cardiidaensomewhat heart-shaped sand-burrowing bivalve mollusks
family cariamidaencranelike South American wading birds
family caricaceaentrees native to tropical America and Africa with milky juice and large palmately lobed leaves
family carpinaceaenused in some classification systems for the genera Carpinus, Ostryopsis, and Ostryopsis
family caryocaraceaensmall genus of tropical South American trees
family caryophyllaceaenlarge family of herbs or subshrubs (usually with stems swollen at the nodes)
family castoridaenbeavers
family casuaridaena family of large ostrich-like birds including cassowaries
family casuarinaceaenone genus: genus Casuarina
family cathartidaencondors; turkey buzzards; king vultures
family catostomidaensuckers; closely related to the family Cyprinidae
family caviidaena family of Hystricomorpha
family cebidaenall the New World monkeys except marmosets and tamarins
family cecidomyidaengall midges
family cecropiaceaenin some classifications included in family Moraceae
family celastraceaentrees and shrubs and woody vines usually having bright-colored fruits
family centrarchidaensunfish family
family centriscidaenshrimpfishes
family centropomidaena family of fish or the order Perciformes including robolos
family cephalobidaena family of Nematoda
family cephalotaceaena family of plants of order Rosales; coextensive with the genus Cephalotus
family cephalotaxaceaena family of Cephalotaxaceae
family cerambycidaenlong-horned beetles
family ceratodontidaenlungfishes having hornlike ridges on the teeth
family ceratophyllaceaencoextensive with the genus Ceratophyllum: hornworts
family ceratopogonidaenbiting midges; sand flies
family ceratopsidaenAmerican ceratopsian dinosaurs
family ceratostomataceaenfungi having carbonous perithecia with long necks
family cercidiphyllaceaenone genus
family cercopidaenfroghoppers or spittlebugs
family cercopithecidaenOld World monkeys: guenon; baboon; colobus monkey; langur; macaque; mandrill; mangabey; patas; proboscis monkey
family certhiidaencreepers
family cervidaendeer: reindeer; moose or elks; muntjacs; roe deer
family cestidaencoextensive with the order Cestida; ctenophores having a greatly flattened and elongated body
family cetorhinidaenin some older classifications considered the family of the basking sharks
family chaetodontidaenbutterfly fishes
family chalcidaenan arthropod family including: chalcidflies
family chalcididaenan arthropod family including: chalcidflies
family chamaeleonidaenOld World chameleons; in some classifications they are considered a superfamily of Sauria
family chamaeleontidaenOld World chameleons; in some classifications they are considered a superfamily of Sauria
family characeaengreen algae superficially resembling horsetail ferns: stoneworts
family characidaentropical freshwater fishes of Africa and South America and Central America
family characinidaenformer name of the Characidae
family charadriidaenplover family
family chelonidaengreen turtles; hawksbills
family cheloniidaengreen turtles; hawksbills
family chelydridaensnapping turtles
family chenopodiaceaenincludes spinach and beets
family chermidaenjumping plant lice
family chimaeridaena family of Holocephali
family chinchillidaensmall bushy-tailed South American burrowing rodents
family chironomidaenmidges
family chlamydiaceaenGram-negative parasites in warm-blooded vertebrates
family chlamydomonadaceaengreen algae some of which are colored red by hematochrome
family chloranthaceaensmall family of tropical herbs and shrubs and trees
family chlorophthalmidaensmall family of soft-finned bottom-dwellers with large eyes; relatives of lizardfishes
family chrysochloridaengolden moles
family chrysomelidaenleaf beetles
family chrysopidaengreen lacewings
family chytridiaceaena family of aquatic fungi of order Chytridiales
family cicadellidaenleafhoppers
family cicadidaencicadas
family cichlidaencichlids
family cicindelidaentiger beetles
family ciconiidaenstorks
family cimicidaenwingless flat-bodied bloodsucking insects
family cinclidaenwater ouzels
family circlenrearmost or uppermost area in the balcony containing the least expensive seats
family cistaceaenshrubs or woody herbs of temperate regions especially Mediterranean
family cladoniaceaena family of lichens
family clathraceaenfamily of fleshy fungi resembling stinkhorns
family clavariaceaenfleshy fungi: coral fungi
family cleridaenbeetles that prey on other insects
family clethraceaencoextensive with the genus Clethra
family clinidaenviviparous blennies of temperate and tropical seas
family clupeidaenherrings; shad; sardines; etc.
family clusiaceaenwidely distributed family of chiefly tropical trees and shrubs and vines that produce oils and resins and some usable timber
family cobitidaenloaches
family coccidaenscale insects
family coccinellidaenthe ladybugs
family coerebidaenthe honeycreepers
family colchicaceaenone of many subfamilies into which some classification systems subdivide the Liliaceae but not widely accepted: genera Colchicum and Gloriosa
family colubridaennonvenomous snakes; about two-thirds of all living species
family columbidaendoves and pigeons
family comatulidaenformer usage synonymous with Antedonidae
family combretaceaena family of tropical trees and shrubs of the order Myrtales
family commelinaceaenlarge widely distributed family of chiefly perennial herbs or climbers: spiderworts
family compositaenplants with heads composed of many florets: aster; daisy; dandelion; goldenrod; marigold; lettuces; ragweed; sunflower; thistle; zinnia
family congridaenmarine eels
family connaraceaenmostly tropical climbing shrubs or small trees; closely related to Leguminosae
family convallariaceaenone of many subfamilies into which some classification systems subdivide the Liliaceae but not widely accepted
family convolvulaceaenmorning glory; bindweed; sweet potato; plants having trumpet-shaped flowers and a climbing or twining habit
family coprinaceaenused in some classifications for the genus Coprinus
family coraciidaenrollers
family cordaitaceaenchiefly Paleozoic plants; Cordaites is the chief and typical genus
family cordylidaensmall family of spiny ovoviviparous African lizards
family coregonidaensoft-finned fishes comprising the freshwater whitefishes; formerly included in the family Salmonidae
family coreidaensquash bugs and leaf-footed bugs
family corixidaenwater bugs
family cornaceaena rosid dicot family of the order Umbellales including: genera Aucuba, Cornus, Corokia, Curtisia, Griselinia, Helwingia
family cortinariaceaena family of fungi belonging to the order Agaricales
family corvidaencrow; raven; rook; jackdaw; chough; magpie; jay
family corydalidaendobsons
family corylaceaenused in some classification systems for the genus Corylus
family corynebacteriaceaena large family of mostly Gram-positive and aerobic and nonmotile rod-shaped bacteria of the order Eubacteriales
family coryphaenidaenlarge active pelagic percoid fish
family cotingidaencotingas; umbrella birds
family cottidaensculpins
family courtna court in some states in the United States that has jurisdiction over family disputes (especially those involving children)
family cracidaencurassows; guans; chachalacas
family cracticidaenAustralian birds formerly included in the family Laniidae
family crangonidaenshrimps
family crassulaceaensucculent shrubs and herbs
family cricetidaenmostly small New World rodents including New World mice and lemmings and voles and hamsters
family crocodylidaentrue crocodiles
family crotalidaenNew World vipers: pit vipers
family cruciferaenplants with four-petaled flowers
family cryptobranchidaenlarge aquatic salamanders: hellbenders; giant salamanders
family cryptocercidaena family of Blattodea
family cryptogrammataceaenone of a number of families into which the family Polypodiaceae has been subdivided in some classification systems
family ctenizidaenlarge burrowing spiders
family cuculidaenincludes cuckoo; ani; roadrunner
family cucurbitaceaena family of herbaceous vines (such cucumber or melon or squash or pumpkin)
family culicidaenmosquitoes
family cunoniaceaentrees or shrubs or climbers; mostly southern hemisphere
family cupressaceaencypresses and junipers and many cedars
family curculionidaentrue weevils: snout beetles
family cuterebridaenNew World botflies
family cyatheaceaentropical tree ferns
family cycadaceaenancient palmlike plants closely related to ferns in that fertilization is by means of spermatozoids
family cyclopteridaenlumpfishes
family cymatiidaentritons
family cynipidaena family of Hymenoptera
family cynocephalidaena family of Dermoptera
family cynoglossidaentonguefishes
family cyperaceaenbulrush; chufa; cotton grass; papyrus; umbrella plant
family cypraeidaenfamily of marine gastropods comprising the cowries
family cyprinidaena family of fish including: carp; tench; roach; rudd; dace
family cyprinodontidaenlarge family of small soft-finned fishes; killifishes; flagfishes; swordtails; guppies
family cyrilliaceaenshrubs and trees with leathery leaves and small white flowers in racemes: genera Cyrilla and Cliftonia
family dacninaenthe honeycreepers
family dacrymycetaceaena family of basidiomycetous fungi belonging to the order Tremellales having a bifurcate basidium that lacks septa
family dactylopiidaencochineal insects
family dactylopteridaenflying gurnards
family dactyloscopidaensand stargazers
family danaidaensmall family of usually tropical butterflies: monarch butterflies
family dasyatidaensting rays
family dasypodidaenarmadillos
family dasyproctidaenagoutis and pacas
family dasyuridaendasyures; native cats; pouched mice; banded anteaters; Tasmanian devils
family dasyurinaendasyures; native cats; pouched mice; banded anteaters; Tasmanian devils
family daubentoniidaencomprising solely the aye-aye
family davalliaceaenone of a number of families into which Polypodiaceae has been subdivided in some classification systems
family delphinidaendolphins
family dematiaceaenfamily of imperfect mushrooms having dark-colored hyphae or conidia
family dendrocolaptidaenwoodhewers or woodcreepers
family dennstaedtiaceaenone of a number of families into which Polypodiaceae has been subdivided in some classification systems
family dermestidaencarpet beetles
family dermochelyidaensea turtles
family desmidiaceaenunicellular algae
family desmodontidaentrue vampire bats
family diapensiaceaennorth temperate low evergreen plants; in some classifications placed in its own order Diapensiales
family diaspididaenarmored scales
family dicamptodontidaenlarge and small highly aquatic salamanders
family dicksoniaceaentree ferns: genera Dicksonia, Cibotium, Culcita, and Thyrsopteris elegans
family dicranaceaenmosses having costate leaves and long-stalked capsules with cleft peristome
family didelphidaenopossums
family dilleniaceaenchiefly tropical shrubs and trees and climbers having leathery leaves or flattened leaflike stems: genera Dillenia and Hibbertia
family dinornithidaenmoas
family diodontidaenspiny puffers
family diomedeidaenalbatrosses
family dioscoreaceaenyams
family dipodidaenOld World jerboas
family dipsacaceaenchiefly southern European herbs with flowers usually in dense cymose heads
family dipterocarpaceaenchiefly tropical Asian trees with two-winged fruits; yield valuable woods and aromatic oils and resins
family discoglossidaenfamily of Old World toads having a fixed disklike tongue
family doctorna general practitioner who treats all the family members
family doliolidaenoceanic tunicates
family dracunculidaengreatly elongated roundworm
family drepanididaenHawaiian honeycreepers
family dromaeosauridaenswift-running bipedal dinosaurs
family droseraceaena family of carnivorous herbs and shrubs
family drosophilidaenfruit flies
family dryopteridaceaenalternative names for one of a number of families into which the family Polypodiaceae has been subdivided in some classification systems
family dugongidaena family of mammals of order Sirenia including dugongs and Steller's sea cow
family dytiscidaenwater beetles
family ebenaceaenfruit and timber trees of tropical and warm regions including ebony and persimmon
family echeneidaenfishes having a sucking disk on the head for clinging to other fishes and to ships
family echeneididaenfishes having a sucking disk on the head for clinging to other fishes and to ships
family edaphosauridaena family of reptiles of the order Pelycosauria
family eimeriidaena family of protoctist in the order Coccidia
family elaeagnaceaenshrubs or small trees often armed
family elaeocarpaceaengenus of trees and shrubs widely distributed in warm regions some yielding useful timber; in some classifications included in the family Santalaceae
family elapidaencobras; kraits; mambas; coral snakes; Australian taipan and tiger snakes
family elateridaenclick beetles and certain fireflies
family electrophoridaensmall family comprising the electric eels
family eleotridaensleepers
family elephantidaenelephants
family elopidaentarpons and ladyfishes
family embiotocidaenviviparous percoid fishes comprising the surf fishes
family empetraceaenheathlike shrubs
family emydidaenbox and water turtles
family endamoebidaena large family of endoparasitic amebas that invade the digestive tract
family engraulidaenanchovies
family enterobacteriaceaena large family of Gram-negative rod-shaped bacteria of the order Eubacteriales
family entolomataceaena family of fungi belonging to the order Agaricales
family entomophthoraceaenmostly parasitic lower fungi that typically develop in the bodies of insects
family epacridaceaenAustralasian shrubs or small trees
family ephedraceaenephedras: in some classifications included in the Gnetaceae
family ephemeridaenmayflies
family ephippidaensmall family comprising the spadefishes
family equidaenhorses; asses; zebras; extinct animals
family equisetaceaensole surviving family of the Equisetales: fern allies
family erethizontidaenNew World arboreal porcupines
family ericaceaenheathers
family erinaceidaentrue hedgehogs
family eriocaulaceaenchiefly tropical aquatic or bog herbs: pipeworts
family erysiphaceaenfamily of fungi parasitic mostly on leaves; includes powdery mildews
family erythroxylaceaena family of plants of order Geraniales; have drupaceous fruit
family eschrichtiidaencomprising only the grey whales
family esocidaenpikes; pickerels; muskellunges
family euglenaceaenconsidered green algae
family euphorbiaceaena family of plants of order Geraniales
family eurylaimidaencoextensive with the suborder Eurylaimi
family exocoetidaenflying fishes; closely related to the halfbeaks
family fabaceaena large family of trees, shrubs, vines, and herbs bearing bean pods; divided for convenience into the subfamilies Caesalpiniaceae; Mimosaceae; Papilionaceae
family fagaceaenchiefly monoecious trees and shrubs: beeches; chestnuts; oaks; genera Castanea, Castanopsis, Chrysolepis, Fagus, Lithocarpus, Nothofagus, Quercus
family falconidaena family of birds of the order Falconiformes
family fasciolidaena family of Trematoda
family felidaencats; wildcats; lions; leopards; cheetahs; saber-toothed tigers
family filariidaenthreadlike roundworms
family fissurellidaenmarine limpets
family fistulariidaencornetfishes
family fistulinaceaena family of fungi closely related to the family Polyporaceae except that the tubes on the undersurface of the cap are separate from each other
family flacourtiaceaenchiefly tropical trees and shrubs
family forficulidaentypical earwigs
family formicariidaenantbirds
family formicidaenants
family fouquieriaceaensmall family of spiny shrubs or trees of southwestern United States
family fregatidaenfrigate birds
family fringillidaenfinches: goldfinches; bullfinches; chaffinches; siskins; canaries; cardinals; grosbeaks; crossbills; linnets; buntings
family fucaceaensmall family of brown algae: gulfweeds; rockweeds
family fulgoridaenplant hoppers: lantern flies
family fumariaceaenerect or climbing herbs of the northern hemisphere and southern Africa: bleeding heart; Dutchman's breeches; fumitory; squirrel corn
family funkaceaenone of many families or subfamilies into which some classification systems subdivide the Liliaceae but not widely accepted; includes genus Hosta
family furnariidaene.g. ovenbirds
family gadidaenlarge family of important mostly marine food fishes
family galbulidaenjacamars
family gasterophilidaenhorse botflies
family gasterosteidaensticklebacks
family gavialidaengavials
family gavidaenloon family
family geastraceaena family of earthstar fungi belonging to the order Lycoperdales
family gekkonidaengeckos
family gelechiidaenimportant economic pests
family gempylidaensnake mackerels
family gentianaceaenchiefly herbaceous plants with showy flowers; some are cultivated as ornamentals
family geoglossaceaena family of fungi belonging to the order Helotiales
family geometridaenmeasuring worms
family geomyidaenNorth American pocket gophers
family geophilidaensmall extremely elongate centipedes that live in earth
family geraniaceaenchiefly herbaceous plants
family gerreidaenmojarras
family gerridaenan arthropod family that includes water striders
family gerridaenmojarras
family gerrididaenan arthropod family that includes water striders
family gesneriaceaenlarge family of tropical herbs or shrubs or lianas; in some classification systems placed in the order Scrophulariales
family gigartinaceaena family of protoctist
family ginkgoaceaenconstituting the order Ginkgoales; includes the genus Ginkgo and extinct forms
family giraffidaengiraffes
family glareolidaenOld World shorebirds: pratincoles and coursers
family gleicheniaceaena family of ferns belonging to order Filicales
family gliridaendormice and other Old World forms
family globigerinidaena family of protoctists
family glossinidaenflies closely related to the Muscidae: tsetse flies
family gnetaceaenplants having small unisexual flowers and fleshy or winged fruit: in some classifications includes the genera Ephedra and Welwitschia as well as genus Gnetum
family gobiesocidaenclingfishes
family gobiidaengobies
family gomphotheriidaenelephants extinct since the Pleistocene
family gonorhynchidaencoextensive with the genus Gonorhynchus
family goodeniaceaena family of sappy plants that grow in Australasia and southeast China
family gracilariidaenleaf miners
family graminaceaenthe grasses: chiefly herbaceous but some woody plants including cereals; bamboo; reeds; sugar cane
family gramineaenthe grasses: chiefly herbaceous but some woody plants including cereals; bamboo; reeds; sugar cane
family grossulariaceaenin some classifications considered a part of the family Saxifragaceae: plants whose fruit is a berry
family gruidaencranes
family gryllidaencrickets
family guttiferaenwidely distributed family of chiefly tropical trees and shrubs and vines that produce oils and resins and some usable timber
family gyrinidaenwhirligig beetles
family hadrosauridaenduck-billed dinosaurs; upper Cretaceous
family haematopodidaenoystercatchers
family haemodoraceaensome genera placed in family Liliaceae
family haemoproteidaenbird parasites
family haemulidaengrunts
family halictidaena family of small solitary bees; many are valuable pollinators for agriculture
family haliotidaenabalones
family haloragaceaena family of dicotyledonous plants of the order Myrtales
family haloragidaceaena family of dicotyledonous plants of the order Myrtales
family hamamelidaceaencomprises genera Hamamelis, Corylopsis, Fothergilla, Liquidambar, Parrotia, and other small genera
family helicidaenland snails including the common edible snail and some pests
family helodermatidaenonly known venomous lizards
family helotiaceaena fungus family of order Helotiales
family helvellaceaenfamily of false morels or lorchels; some are edible and some are poisonous
family hemerobiidaenbrown lacewings
family hemerocallidaceaenone of many subfamilies into which some classification systems subdivide the Liliaceae but not widely accepted; includes genus Hemerocallis
family hemiprocnidaentree swifts
family hemiramphidaenhalfbeaks; marine and freshwater fishes closely related to the flying fishes but not able to glide
family heteromyidaensmall New World burrowing mouselike rodents with fur-lined cheek pouches and hind limbs and tail adapted to leaping; adapted to desert conditions: pocket mice; kangaroo mice; kangaroo rats
family hexagrammidaengreenlings
family hexanchidaenprimitive sharks
family hippoboscidaenwinged or wingless dipterans: louse flies
family hippocastanaceaentrees having showy flowers and inedible nutlike seeds in a leathery capsule
family hippopotamidaenhippopotami
family hipposideridaenOld World leafnose bats
family hirudinidaena family of Hirudinea
family hirundinidaenswallows and martins
family historynpart of a patient's medical history in which questions are asked in an attempt to find out whether the patient has hereditary tendencies toward particular diseases
family holocentridaensquirrelfishes and soldierfishes
family holothuridaena family of Holothuroidea
family homaridaenlarge-clawed lobsters
family hominidaenmodern man and extinct immediate ancestors of man
family hostaceaenone of many families or subfamilies into which some classification systems subdivide the Liliaceae but not widely accepted; includes genus Hosta
family hyacinthaceaenone of many families or subfamilies in which some classification systems subdivide the Liliaceae but not widely accepted
family hyaenidaenhyenas
family hydnaceaentooth fungi
family hydnoraceaena family of flowering plants in Africa and Argentina that are parasitic on the roots of other plants
family hydrangeaceaensometimes included in the family Saxifragaceae
family hydrobatidaenstorm petrels
family hydrocharidaceaensimple nearly stemless freshwater aquatic plants; widely distributed
family hydrocharitaceaensimple nearly stemless freshwater aquatic plants; widely distributed
family hydrochoeridaencapybara
family hydrophidaensea snakes
family hydrophyllaceaenperennial woodland herbs
family hygrophoraceaena family of fungi belonging to the order Agaricales; the gills of these fungi have a clean waxy appearance
family hylidaenthe amphibian family of tree frogs
family hylobatidaenused in some classifications for the lesser apes (gibbons and siamangs); sometimes considered a subfamily of Pongidae
family hymenophyllaceaenterrestrial (hygrophytic) or epiphytic ferns: filmy ferns
family hypericaceaenused in some classification systems for plants usually included among the Guttiferae
family hyperodontidaenbeaked whales; in some especially former classifications included in the family Physeteridae
family hypocreaceaenfamily of fungi having brightly colored fleshy or membranous ascocarps; sometimes placed in its own order Hypocreales
family hypodermatidaenwarble flies
family hypoxidaceaenin some classification systems included in the Amaryllidaceae
family hystricidaenOld World porcupines
family ibidiidaenibises
family ichneumonidaenichneumon flies
family ichthyosauridaenlater ichthyosaurs of the Jurassic and Cretaceous; widely distributed in both hemispheres
family icteridaenAmerican orioles; American blackbirds; bobolinks; meadowlarks
family iguanianNew World lizards
family iguanidaenNew World lizards
family iguanodontidaeniguanodons
family indicatoridaenhoney guides
family indriidaena family of Lemuroidea
family ipidaenlarge family of bark-boring or wood-boring short-beaked beetles; very destructive to forest and fruit trees
family irenidaena family of birds of the suborder Oscines
family iridaceaenlarge family of usually perennial geophytic herbs with rhizomes or corms or bulbs
family isoetaceaenquillworts; coextensive with the genus Isoetes
family istiophoridaensailfishes; spearfishes; marlins
family isuridaenin some classifications another name for the family Lamnidae
family ixodidaenhard ticks
family jassidaenfamily of small leafhoppers coextensive with the Cicadellidae and not distinguished from it in some classifications
family jewelsnexternal male sex organs
family juglandaceaentrees having usually edible nuts: butternuts; walnuts; hickories; pecans
family juncaceaentufted herbs resembling grasses: rushes
family juncaginaceaena family of monocotyledonous bog herbs of order Naiadales
family jungermanniaceaencomprising the leafy members of the order Jungermanniales
family kalotermitidaenprimitive termites of warm regions
family kasuwonidaenin some classifications considered a separate family comprising the oceanic bonitos
family kinosternidaenmud turtles; musk turtles
family kyphosidaensea chubs
family labiataenthe mints: aromatic herbs and shrubs having flowers resembling the lips of a mouth and four-lobed ovaries yielding four one-seeded nutlets and including thyme; sage; rosemary
family labridaenwrasses
family lacertidaenOld World lizards
family lactobacillaceaenlactic acid bacteria and important pathogens; bacteria that ferment carbohydrates chiefly into lactic acid
family lactobacteriaceaenlactic acid bacteria and important pathogens; bacteria that ferment carbohydrates chiefly into lactic acid
family lamiaceaenthe mints: aromatic herbs and shrubs having flowers resembling the lips of a mouth and four-lobed ovaries yielding four one-seeded nutlets and including thyme; sage; rosemary
family laminariaceaenlarge family of marine brown algae including many economically important large kelps chiefly of northern waters
family lamnidaenoceanic sharks
family lampridaenopahs
family lampyridaenfireflies
family laniidaenshrikes
family lanthanotidaenstout-bodied lizards
family lardizabalaceaenthick-stemmed lianas and some shrubs; some have edible fruit
family laricariidaenarmored catfish
family laridaengull family: gulls and terns
family lasiocampidaentent caterpillars; eggars; lappet moths
family latimeridaenextinct except for the coelacanth
family lauraceaena family of Lauraceae
family lecanoraceaena fungus family of the division Lichenes
family lecythidaceaenlarge tropical trees bearing large fruits with woody skins
family leguminosaena large family of trees, shrubs, vines, and herbs bearing bean pods; divided for convenience into the subfamilies Caesalpiniaceae; Mimosaceae; Papilionaceae
family leiopelmatidaenprimitive New Zealand frogs
family leitneriaceaencoextensive with the genus Leitneria; commonly isolated in a distinct order
family lemnaceaenfamily of small free-floating thalloid plants
family lemuridaentypical lemurs; of Madagascar
family lennoaceaenfamily of fleshy parasitic herbs lacking green foliage and having heads of small flowers; California and Mexico
family lentibulariaceaencarnivorous aquatic or bog plants: genera Utricularia, Pinguicula, and Genlisea
family lepadidaengoose barnacles
family lepidobotryaceaenfamily created in 1950 solely for the classification of a distinctive African tree repeatedly classified in other families; trees long believed to exist only in Africa
family lepidodendraceaenfossil plants characterized by conspicuous spirally arranged leaf scars on the trunk
family lepiotaceaena family of fungi having free gills and a cap that is cleanly separable from the stalk
family lepismatidaenfirebrats
family lepisosteidaencomprises the genus Lepisosteus
family leporidaenhares and rabbits
family leptodactylidaenNew World frogs; in some classifications essentially coextensive with the family Bufonidae
family leptotyphlopidaenblind snakes
family liliaceaenincludes species sometimes divided among the following families: Alliaceae; Aloeaceae; Alstroemeriaceae; Aphyllanthaceae; Asparagaceae; Asphodelaceae; Colchicaceae; Convallariaceae; Hemerocallidaceae; Hostaceae; Hyacinthaceae; Melanthiaceae; Ruscaceae; Smilacaceae; Tecophilaeacea; Xanthorrhoeaceae
family limacidaenslugs
family limulidaenhorseshoe crabs
family linaceaena widely distributed family of plants
family linenpeople descended from a common ancestor
family liopelmidaenprimitive New Zealand frogs
family liparidaensnailfishes
family liparididaensnailfishes
family lithodidaendeep-sea crabs of cold waters
family littorinidaenperiwinkles
family loasaceaenfamily of bristly hairy sometimes climbing plants; America and Africa and southern Arabia
family lobeliaceaennot recognized in all classification systems; in some classifications lobeliaceous plants are included in family Campanulaceae
family lobotidaentripletails
family locustidaenshort-horned grasshoppers; true locusts
family loganiaceaena dicotyledonous family of plants of order Gentianales
family lomariopsidaceaensmall family of usually scandent ferns
family lophiidaenlarge-headed marine fishes comprising the anglers
family lophosoriaceaenvery small family of tree ferns
family loranthaceaenin some classification includes Viscaceae: parasitic or hemiparasitic shrublets or shrubs or small trees of tropical and temperate regions; attach to hosts by haustoria
family lorisidaenslow-moving omnivorous nocturnal primates of tropical Asia; usually tailless
family loxomataceaenvery small family of New Zealand ferns
family lucanidaenstag beetles
family lutjanidaensnappers
family luvaridaenlouvars
family lycaenidaenfamily of small usually brilliantly colored butterflies; males have short forelegs
family lycoperdaceaena fungus family belonging to the order Lycoperdales; includes puffballs
family lycopodiaceaena family of ferns belonging to the order Lycopodiales
family lycosidaenwolf spiders
family lygaeidaenlygaeid bugs
family lymantriidaentussock moths
family lythraceaenherbs and shrubs and small trees with pink or purple flowers
family machilidaenjumping bristletails
family macropodidaenkangaroos; wallabies
family macrorhamphosidaenbellows fishes
family macrouridaengrenadiers
family macruridaengrenadiers
family magnoliaceaensubclass Magnoliidae: genera Liriodendron, Magnolia, and Manglietia
family majidaenspider crabs
family malacanthidaenshort-headed marine fishes; often brightly colored
family malpighiaceaentropical shrubs or trees
family malvaceaenherbs and shrubs and some trees: mallows; cotton; okra
family mammutidaenextinct family: mastodons
family manna man whose family is of major importance in his life
family manidaencoextensive with the order Pholidota
family manteidaenmantises
family mantidaenmantises
family mantispidaenmantispids
family marantaceaentropical perennial herbs with usually starchy rhizomes
family marattiaceaenconstituting the order Marattiales: chiefly tropical eusporangiate ferns with gigantic fronds
family marchantiaceaenliverworts with prostrate and usually dichotomously branched thalli
family marsileaceaenclover ferns
family martyniaceaenin most classifications not considered a separate family but included in the Pedaliaceae
family mastodontidaenextinct family: mastodons
family mastotermitidaenprimitive termites
family mayacaceaena monocotyledonous family of bog plants of order Xyridales
family medicinenmedical practice that provides health care regardless of age or sex while placing emphasis on the family unit
family megachilidaenleaf-cutting and mason bees
family megadermatidaenOld World false vampire bats
family megalonychidaenmammal family consisting of the two-toed sloths
family megalosauridaenmegalosaurs
family megapodiidaenmegapodes
family megatheriidaenextinct ground sloths
family melampsoraceaenrust fungi
family melanthiaceaenone of many subfamilies into which some classification systems subdivide the Liliaceae but not widely accepted: includes Aletris; Narthecium; Veratrum
family melastomaceaena family of trees and bushes and herbs of order Myrtales; many are cultivated as ornamentals
family melastomataceaena family of trees and bushes and herbs of order Myrtales; many are cultivated as ornamentals
family meleagrididaenturkeys and some extinct forms
family meliaceaentropical trees and shrubs including many important timber and ornamental trees
family meliphagidaenhoney eaters
family meloidaenblister beetles
family membracidaenplant hoppers: treehoppers
family menispermaceaenherbaceous or woody climbers
family menuridaenlyrebirds
family menyanthaceaena dicotyledonous family of marsh plants of order Gentianales
family meropidaenbee-eaters
family micrococcaceaenspherical or elliptical usually aerobic eubacteria that produce yellow or orange or red pigment; includes toxin-producing forms as well as harmless commensals and saprophytes
family microdesmidaenworm fish
family microhylidaennarrow-mouthed toads and sheep frogs; some burrow and some are arboreal; found worldwide
family mimidaensometimes considered a subfamily of Troglodytidae: mockingbirds; catbirds; thrashers
family mimosaceaenfamily of spiny woody plants (usually shrubs or small trees) whose leaves mimic animals in sensitivity to touch; commonly included in the family Leguminosae
family miridaenleaf bugs
family mniaceaenfamily of erect mosses with club-shaped paraphyses and the hexagonal cells of the upper leaf surface; sometimes treated as a subfamily of Bryaceae
family mobulidaenlarge rays lacking venomous spines: mantas
family molidaenocean sunfishes
family molossidaenmastiff bats; freetail bats
family momotidaena family of birds of the order Coraciiformes
family moniliaceaenfamily of imperfect fungi having white or brightly colored hyphae and spores that are produced directly on the mycelium and not aggregated in fruiting bodies
family monocanthidaenfilefishes
family monodontidaennarwhals
family monotropaceaenused in some classification for saprophytic herbs sometimes included in the family Pyrolaceae: genera Monotropa and Sarcodes
family moraceaentrees or shrubs having a milky juice; in some classifications includes genus Cannabis
family morchellaceaena family of edible fungi including the true morels
family motacillidaenpipits and wagtails
family mucoraceaenlarge family of chiefly saprophytic fungi that includes many common molds destructive to food products
family mugilidaengrey mullets
family mullidaengoatfishes or red mullets
family muraenidaenmarine eels
family muridaenoriginally Old World rats now distributed worldwide; distinguished from the Cricetidae by typically lacking cheek pouches
family musaceaentreelike tropical Asian herbs
family muscicapidaenOld World (true) flycatchers
family muscidaentwo-winged flies especially the housefly
family musophagidaentouracos
family mustelidaenweasels; polecats; ferrets; minks; fishers; otters; badgers; skunks; wolverines; martens
family mutillidaena family of wasps
family myacidaensoft-shell clams
family mycetophylidaenfungus gnats
family mycobacteriaceaena family of bacteria
family mycoplasmataceaenpleomorphic Gram-negative nonmotile microorganism similar to both viruses and bacteria; parasitic in mammals
family myctophidaendeep-sea fishes comprising the lantern fishes
family myliobatidaeneagle rays
family mylodontidaenextinct South American edentates
family myricaceaenconstituting the order Myricales
family myristicaceaenfamily of aromatic tropical trees with arillate seeds
family myrmecophagidaenNew World anteaters
family myrmeleontidaenantlions
family myrsinaceaenfamily of Old World tropical trees and shrubs; some in Florida
family myrtaceaentrees and shrubs yielding a fragrant oil
family mysidaensmall shrimp-like crustaceans
family mytilidaenmarine mussels
family myxinidaenslime-producing marine animals: hagfishes
family myxobacteriaceaenbacteria living mostly in soils and on dung
family myxophyceaenformer terms for Cyanophyceae
family naiadaceaenmonotypic family of aquatic plants having narrow leaves and small flowers
family najadaceaenmonotypic family of aquatic plants having narrow leaves and small flowers
family namenthe name used to identify the members of a family (as distinguished from each member's given name)
family naticidaenmoonshells
family nautilidaenspiral-shelled cephalopods
family nepenthaceaencoextensive with the genus Nepenthes
family nephropsidaenin some classifications coextensive with the Homaridae
family nepidaenwater scorpions
family neritidaenneritids
family nidulariaceaenbird's-nest fungi
family nitrobacteriaceaenusually rod-shaped bacteria that oxidize ammonia or nitrites: nitrobacteria
family noctuidaencutworms; armyworms
family nostocaceaenblue-green algae
family notonectidaenaquatic carnivorous insects
family notoryctidaenpouched moles
family nummulitidaena family of fossil protoctists
family nyctaginaceaena family of flowering plants of the order Caryophyllales
family nymphaeaceaendicot aquatic plants
family nymphalidaenlarge beautifully colored butterflies
family nyssaceaena family of dicotyledonous trees of order Myrtales that includes the sour gum trees
family ochnaceaenfamily of tropical evergreen trees and shrubs with thick shining parallel-veined leaves
family ochotonidaenpikas and extinct forms
family octopodidaena family of Octopoda
family odobenidaenwalruses and extinct forms
family odontaspididaensand sharks; in some classifications coextensive with family Carcharhinidae
family oedogoniaceaenfilamentous green algae
family oestridaenwarble flies
family ogcocephalidaenbatfishes: sluggish bottom-dwelling spiny fishes
family oleaceaentrees and shrubs having berries or drupes or capsules as fruits; sometimes placed in the order Oleales: olive; ash; jasmine; privet; lilac
family oleandraceaenone of a number of families into which Polypodiaceae has been subdivided in some classification systems
family onagraceaena large and widely distributed family of plants of the order Myrtales
family oniscidaena family of Isopoda
family ophidiidaeneellike marine fishes
family ophiodontidaenfishes closely related to greenlings
family ophioglossaceaena family of succulent ferns of order Ophioglossales; cosmopolitan in distribution
family opisthocomidaencomprising the hoatzins
family opisthognathidaenjawfishes
family orchestiidaenbeach fleas
family orchidaceaenenormous cosmopolitan family of perennial terrestrial or epiphytic plants with fleshy tubers or rootstocks and unusual flowers
family orectolobidaennurse sharks and carpet sharks
family oriolidaenOld World orioles
family ornithorhynchidaenplatypus
family orobanchaceaenbrown or yellow leafless herbs; sometimes placed in the order Scrophulariales
family orycteropodidaenaardvarks
family oscillatoriaceaenblue green algae
family osmeridaensmelts
family osmundaceaenlarge family of ferns widely distributed in temperate and tropical areas
family ostraciidaenboxfishes
family ostraciontidaenboxfishes
family ostreidaenoysters
family otariidaeneared seals: sea lions and fur seals
family otididaenbustards
family oxalidaceaena family of widely distributed herbs of the order Geraniales; have compound leaves and pentamerous flowers
family oxyuridaenpinworms
family paeoniaceaenperennial rhizomatous herbs and shrubs; of temperate Europe and North America
family paguridaenhermit crabs
family palaemonidaenprawns
family palinuridaenspiny lobsters
family palmaceaenchiefly tropical trees and shrubs and vines usually having a tall columnar trunk bearing a crown of very large leaves; coextensive with the order Palmales
family palmaenchiefly tropical trees and shrubs and vines usually having a tall columnar trunk bearing a crown of very large leaves; coextensive with the order Palmales
family pandanaceaenfamily of woody plants of the order Pandanales including pandanus
family pandionidaenospreys
family panorpidaena family of insects of the order Mecoptera
family papaveraceaenherbs or shrubs having milky and often colored juices and capsular fruits
family papilionaceanleguminous plants whose flowers have butterfly-shaped corollas; commonly included in the family Leguminosae
family paradisaeidaenbirds of paradise
family paridaentitmice and chickadees
family parkeriaceaencoextensive with the genus Ceratopteris; sometimes included in family Polypodiaceae
family parmeliaceaena family of lichens
family parulidaenNew World warblers
family passeridaentrue sparrows: Old world birds formerly considered weaverbirds
family passifloraceaentropical woody tendril-climbing vines
family patellidaenmarine limpets
family pectinidaenscallops
family pedaliaceaenthe family of plants of order Polemoniales
family pediculidaentrue lice: human lice and related forms
family pelecanidaenpelicans
family pelecanoididaendiving petrels
family pelobatidaenthe amphibian family of spadefoot toads
family pempheridaensweepers
family peneidaentropical prawns
family pennatulidaensea pens
family peramelidaenbandicoots
family percidaenactive freshwater fishes; true perches and pike perches
family percophidaenpercoid flatheads
family peridiniidaenmarine and freshwater dinoflagellates
family peripatidaena family of Onychophora
family peripatopsidaena family of Onychophora
family peronosporaceaenparasitic fungi: downy mildews
family pertusariaceaena fungus family of division Lichenes
family petromyzontidaenlampreys
family pezizaceaenlarge family comprising many typical cup fungi
family phaethontidaentropicbirds
family phalacrocoracidaencormorants
family phalangeridaenphalangers; koalas
family phalangiidaena family of Phalangida
family phalaropidaenphalaropes
family phallaceaena family of fungi belonging to the order Phallales and comprising the true stinkhorns
family phasianidaenpheasants; quails; partridges
family phasmatidaenstick insects
family phasmidaenstick insects
family phillidaenleaf insects
family phocidaenearless seals
family phoenicopteridaenflamingos
family phoeniculidaenwood hoopoes
family pholadidaena family of Bivalvia
family pholidaena family of fish of suborder Blennioidea
family pholididaena family of fish of suborder Blennioidea
family phthiriidaencrab lice
family phyllidaenleaf insects
family phyllocladaceaena family of Phyllocladaceae
family phyllostomatidaenNew World leaf-nosed bats
family phyllostomidaenNew World leaf-nosed bats
family phylloxeridaenplant lice
family physeteridaensperm whales
family physidaenfreshwater snails
family phytolaccaceaenchiefly tropical herbaceous plants (including shrubs and trees) with racemose flowers: genera Phytolacca, Agdestis, Ercilla, Rivina, Trichostigma
family picidaenwoodpeckers
family pieridaencabbage butterflies; sulphur butterflies
family pinaceaena family of Pinaceae
family pinnotheridaentiny soft-bodied crabs
family piperaceaentropical woody vines and herbaceous plants having aromatic herbage and minute flowers in spikelets
family pipidaentongueless frogs
family pipridaenmanakins
family pittidaenpittas
family planningnlimiting the number of children born
family plantaginaceaencosmopolitan family of small herbs and a few shrubs; most are troublesome weeds
family plasmodiidaenmalaria parasites
family plasmodiophoraceaenfamily of fungi often causing hypertrophy in seed plants
family plataleidaenspoonbills
family platanaceaencoextensive with the genus Platanus: plane trees
family platanistidaenriver dolphins
family platycephalidaenscorpaenoid flatheads
family plethodontidaensmall mostly terrestrial New World salamanders having neither lungs nor gills as adults
family pleurobrachiidaensea gooseberries
family pleuronectidaenrighteye flounders
family ploceidaenweaverbirds
family plumbaginaceaenperennial herbs and shrubs and lianas; cosmopolitan especially in saltwater areas
family pluteaceaena family of fungi belonging to the order Agaricales
family poaceaenthe grasses: chiefly herbaceous but some woody plants including cereals; bamboo; reeds; sugar cane
family podargidaenfrogmouths
family podicipedidaencoextensive with the order Podicipitiformes
family podocarpaceaengymnosperms with simple persistent needlelike or scalelike leaves
family poeciliidaentopminnows
family polemoniaceaena widely distributed family of chiefly herbaceous plants of the order Polemoniales; often have showy flowers
family polyangiaceaenbacteria living mostly in soils and on dung
family polygalaceaentrees, shrubs, and herbs widely distributed throughout both hemispheres
family polygonaceaena family of plants of order Polygonales chiefly of the north temperate zone; includes the buckwheats
family polynemidaenthreadfins
family polyodontidaenpaddlefishes
family polypedatidaenOld World tree frogs
family polypodiaceaenferns: a large family that in some classification systems has been subdivided into several families (including Aspleniaceae and Blechnaceae and Davalliaceae and Dennstaedtiaceae and Dryopteridaceae and Oleandraceae and Pteridaceae)
family polyporaceaenfungi that become corky or woody with age, often forming shelflike growths on trees
family pomacentridaendamselfishes
family pomatomidaenfood and game fishes related to pompanos
family pongidaenusually considered as comprising orangutans; gorillas; chimpanzees; and sometimes gibbons
family pontederiaceaenaquatic or bog plants
family porcellionidaensow bugs
family portulacaceaenfamily of usually succulent herbs; cosmopolitan in distribution especially in Americas
family portunidaenswimming crabs
family potamogalidaenotter shrews
family potamogetonaceaenplants that grow in ponds and slow streams; sometimes includes family Zosteraceae
family practicenmedical practice that provides health care regardless of age or sex while placing emphasis on the family unit
family priacanthidaensmall carnivorous percoid fishes found worldwide in tropical seas
family primulaceaena dicotyledonous family of the order Primulales with a regular flower; widely distributed in the northern hemisphere
family pristidaenlarge primitive rays with elongated snouts
family procaviidaenincludes all recent members of the order Hyracoidea
family procellariidaenpetrels; fulmars; shearwaters
family procyonidaenraccoons; coatis; cacomistles; kinkajous; and sometimes pandas
family proteaceaenlarge family of Australian and South African shrubs and trees with leathery leaves and clustered mostly tetramerous flowers; constitutes the order Proteales
family proteidaenmud puppies
family prunellidaenhedge sparrow
family pseudococcidaenscalelike insects: mealybugs
family pseudomonodaceaenrod-shaped Gram-negative bacteria; include important plant and animal pathogens
family psilophytaceaenPaleozoic plants
family psilotaceaensmall family of lower ferns having nearly naked stems and minute scalelike leaves
family psittacidaencoextensive with the order Psittaciformes
family psocidaena family of small soft-bodied insects that feed on decaying vegetation; related to booklice
family psophiidaentrumpeters
family psychodidaenvery small two-winged flies with hairy wings that develop in moss and damp vegetable matter: sand flies
family psyllidaenjumping plant lice
family pteridaceaenone of a number of families into which the family Polypodiaceae has been subdivided in some classification systems; Pteridaceae is itself in turn sometimes further subdivided
family pteriidaenpearl oysters
family pteroclididaensandgrouses
family pterodactylidaena reptile family in the order Pterosauria
family ptilonorhynchidaenbowerbirds
family pucciniaceaenlarge important family of rust fungi
family pulicidaenmany common fleas attacking humans and domestic animals
family punicaceaenone species: pomegranates
family pygopodidaenAustralian and Tasmanian lizards
family pyralidaenbee moths; corn borers; flour moths
family pyralididaenbee moths; corn borers; flour moths
family pyrolaceaenevergreen herbs of temperate regions: genera Pyrola, Chimaphila, Moneses, Orthilia
family pyrrhocoridaenfirebugs
family pythiaceaenfungi having sporangia usually borne successively and singly at the tips of branching sporangiophores
family pythonidaenin some classifications a family separate from Boidae comprising Old World boas
family rachycentridaenfamily of pelagic fishes containing solely the cobia
family rafflesiaceaena family of parasitic plants of the order Aristolochiales
family rajidaenbottom-dwelling tropical rays: skates
family rallidaenrails; crakes; gallinules; coots
family ramphastidaentoucans
family ranidaena family nearly cosmopolitan in distribution: true frogs
family ranunculaceaena family of Ranunculaceae
family rapateaceaenSouth American herbs somewhat resembling members of the Juncaceae
family raphidaenextinct dodos and solitaires
family raphidiidaena family of arthropods of the suborder Megaloptera, including snakeflies
family recurvirostridaenlong-legged shorebirds
family reduviidaenassassin bugs
family regalecidaenribbonfishes
family relationshipn(anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption
family resedaceaenmainly Mediterranean herbs: mignonette
family rhamnaceaentrees and shrubs usually thorny bearing drupaceous fruit many having medicinal value
family rheidaena family of birds coextensive with the order Rheiformes
family rhincodontidaensmall-toothed sharks comprising only one species
family rhinobatidaenprimitive rays with guitar-shaped bodies
family rhinocerotidaenrhinoceroses
family rhinolophidaenOld World leaf-nosed bats
family rhinotermitidaenlarge widely distributed family of termites of temperate to tropical regions
family rhiptoglossanOld World chameleons; in some classifications they are considered a superfamily of Sauria
family rhizobiaceaena small family of rod-shaped bacteria
family rhizophoraceaentrees and shrubs that usually form dense jungles along tropical seacoasts
family rhizopogonaceaena family of fungi of order Hymenogastrales having round subterranean sporophores
family rhodymeniaceaena family of protoctist
family rhyniaceaenprimitive plants of the Paleozoic
family rickettsiaceaenmicroorganism resembling bacteria inhabiting arthropod tissues but capable of causing disease in vertebrates
family roccellaceaena fungus family of division Lichenes
family roomna recreation room in a private house
family roridulaceaenin some classifications included in the family Droseraceae
family rosaceaena large family of dicotyledonous plants of order Rosales; have alternate leaves and five-petaled flowers with numerous stamens
family rubiaceaenwidely distributed family of mostly tropical trees and shrubs and herbs; includes coffee and chinchona and gardenia and madder and bedstraws and partridgeberry
family ruscaceaenone of many subfamilies into which some classification systems subdivide the Liliaceae but not widely accepted
family russulaceaenused in some classification systems for the genus Russula
family rutaceaena family of dicotyledonous plants of order Geraniales; have flowers that are divide into four or five parts and usually have a strong scent
family rynchopidaencoextensive with the genus Rynchops: skimmers
family saccharomycetaceaenfamily of fungi comprising the typical yeasts: reproduce by budding and ferment carbohydrates
family sagittariidaensecretary birds
family salamandridaensalamanders
family salicaceaentwo genera of trees or shrubs having hairy catkins: Salix; Populus
family salmonidaensalmon and trout
family salpidaena small family of tunicates in the class Thaliacea
family salvadoraceaena family of Old World shrubs and trees of order Gentianales; related to Oleaceae but having four stamens and four petals
family salviniaceaenwater ferns
family santalaceaenchiefly tropical herbs or shrubs or trees bearing nuts or one-seeded fruit
family sapindaceaenchiefly tropical New and Old World deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs bearing leathery drupes with yellow translucent flesh; most plants produce toxic saponins
family sapotaceaentropical trees or shrubs with milky juice and often edible fleshy fruit
family sarcoptidaensmall whitish mites
family sarcoscyphaceaenfamily of fungi belonging to the order Pezizales
family sarraceniaceaeninsectivorous plants
family saturniidaenimportant and widely distributed family of moths including some of the largest insects known
family satyridaena widely distributed family of butterflies common near the edges of woods
family saururaceaenfamily of perennial aromatic herbs: genera Saururus, Anemopsis, Houttuynia
family saxifragaceaena large and diverse family of evergreen or deciduous herbs; widely distributed in northern temperate and cold regions; sometimes includes genera of the family Hydrangeaceae
family scarabaeidaenscarab or dung beetles
family scaridaenparrotfishes
family scheuchzeriaceaena family of monocotyledonous bog herbs of order Naiadales
family schistosomatidaena family of Trematoda
family schizaeaceaensmall family of mainly tropical ferns
family schizophyceaenformer terms for Cyanophyceae
family schizosaccharomycetaceaena family of fungi belonging to order Endomycetales
family sciadopityaceaenfamily comprising a single genus that until recently was considered part of Taxodiaceae
family sciaenidaenwarm-water marine fishes including the drums and grunts and croakers and sea trout
family sciaridaenfungus gnats
family scincidaenskinks
family sciuridaena mammal family of true squirrels including: ground squirrels; marmots; chipmunks; flying squirrels; spermophiles
family sclerodermataceaena family of fungi or order Sclerodermatales with a single-layered peridium; includes earthballs
family sclerotiniaceaena fungus family of order Helotiales
family scolopacidaensandpiper family: sandpipers; woodcocks; snipes; tattlers; curlews; godwits; dowitchers
family scolytidaenlarge family of bark-boring or wood-boring short-beaked beetles; very destructive to forest and fruit trees
family scomberesocidaenonly sauries
family scombresocidaenonly sauries
family scombridaenmarine food fishes: mackerels; chub mackerels; tuna
family scorpaenidaenscorpionfishes; rockfishes; lionfishes
family scrophulariaceaena family of dicotyledonous plants of the order Polemoniales; includes figwort and snapdragon and foxglove and toadflax and speedwell and mullein; in some classifications placed in the order Scrophulariales
family scutigeridaena family of Chilopoda
family scyliorhinidaensmall bottom-dwelling sharks
family secotiaceaena family of fungi that have a stalk and cap and a wrinkled mass of tissue (the gleba) where spores are produced; are often dismissed as misshapen forms of other fungi
family selaginellaceaenlesser club mosses: terrestrial chiefly tropical plants resembling mosses
family sepiidaentrue cuttlefishes
family septobasidiaceaena family of fungi belonging to the subdivision Basidiomycota
family serranidaenmarine fishes: sea basses; sea perches; groupers; jewfish
family sialidaenan arthropod family including: alderflies
family sillaginidaensmall family of small food fishes in shallow waters of the Pacific around Indonesia
family siluridaenOld World catfishes
family simaroubaceaenchiefly tropical trees and shrubs with bitter bark having dry usually one-seeded winged fruit
family simuliidaenblackflies and sand flies
family sirenidaensirens
family sisyridaenan arthropod family of the order Neuroptera that includes spongeflies
family sittidaennuthatches
family solanaceaenlarge and economically important family of herbs or shrubs or trees often strongly scented and sometimes narcotic or poisonous; includes the genera Solanum, Atropa, Brugmansia, Capsicum, Datura, Hyoscyamus, Lycopersicon, Nicotiana, Petunia, Physalis, and Solandra
family soleidaensoles
family solenidaenrazor clams
family soricidaenshrews
family spalacidaenmole rats
family sparganiaceaencoextensive with the genus Sparganium
family sparidaenporgies; scups
family sphaeriaceaenparasitic fungi having globose and sometimes necked or beaked perithecia
family sphaerobolaceaenmonotypic family of fungi in which the more or less spherical gleba is forcibly ejected at maturity
family sphaerocarpaceaenliverworts with bilaterally symmetrical gametophytes; sometimes placed in the order Jungermanniales
family sphecidaenmud daubers; some digger wasps
family spheniscidaencomprising all existing penguins
family sphingidaenhawkmoths
family sphyraenidaenmonotypic family of large active fishes of tropical and subtropical waters: barracuda
family sphyrnidaenhammerhead sharks; bonnethead sharks
family spirillaceaenrigid spirally curved elongate bacteria
family spirochaetaceaenlarge coarsely spiral bacteria; free-living in fresh or salt water or commensal in bodies of oysters
family spirulidaencoextensive with the genus Spirula; included in the order Belemnoidea in some older classifications
family squalidaendogfishes having a spine in each dorsal fin
family squatinidaenbottom-dwelling ray-like sharks
family squillidaencrustaceans that burrow in mud or under stones in shallow water along the seashore
family staphylaceaena family of dicotyledonous plants of order Sapindales found mostly in the north temperate zone
family staphylinidaenrove beetles
family steatornithidaenoilbirds
family stenopelmatidaenlong-horned grasshoppers
family stercorariidaenjaegers and skuas:
family sterculiaceaena large family of plants of order Malvales
family stichaeidaenpricklebacks
family stizidaencicada killers
family strelitziaceaenwoody plants with erect stems of tropical South America and South Africa and Madagascar; in some classifications included in the family Musaceae
family streptomycetaceaenhigher bacteria typically aerobic soil saprophytes
family strigidaena family of nocturnal birds of the order Strigiformes
family stromateidaenbutterfishes: harvest fishes; dollar fishes
family strombidaenthe family of conchs
family strophariaceaensometimes included in family Agaricaceae
family struthionidaentall terrestrial birds: ostriches
family sturnidaenOld World starlings
family styracaceaena widely distributed family of shrubs and trees of order Ebenales
family suidaenpigs; hogs; boars
family sulidaengannets and boobies
family sylviidaenin some classifications considered a subfamily (Sylviinae) of the family Muscicapidae: Old World (true) warblers; American kinglets and gnatcatchers
family symplocaceaena dicotyledonous family of order Ebenales
family synchytriaceaena fungus family of order Chytridiales
family syngnathidaenpipefishes
family synodontidaensoft-finned bottom-dwelling fishes
family tabanidaenhorseflies
family taccaceaensmall family of tropical herbs
family tachinidaenparasites on other insects
family tachyglossidaenechidnas
family taeniidaena family of Cestoda
family talpidaenmoles
family tamaricaceaenfamily of desert shrubs and trees (mostly halophytes and xerophytes)
family tapiridaentapirs and extinct related forms
family tarsiidaencoextensive with the genus Tarsius: tarsiers
family taxaceaensometimes classified as member of order Taxales
family tayassuidaenpeccaries
family tecophilaeaceanone of many subfamilies into which some classification systems subdivide the Liliaceae but not widely accepted
family teiidaenwhiptails; etc.
family tenebrionidaena family of arthropods including darkling beetles and mealworms
family tenrecidaentenrecs and extinct related forms
family tenthredinidaensawflies
family terebellidaenmarine burrowing or tube-forming polychete worms usually having long thick bodies
family teredinidaenshipworms
family termitidaentermites
family testudinidaenland tortoises
family tethyidaensea hares
family tetragoniaceaensucculent herbs or small shrubs mostly of South Africa but also New Zealand and North America: carpetweeds; fig marigolds
family tetranychidaenplant-feeding mites
family tetraodontidaenpuffers
family tetraonidaengrouse
family tettigoniidaenlong-horned grasshoppers; katydids
family theaceaena family of trees and shrubs of the order Parietales
family thelephoraceaenfungi having leathery or membranous sporophores
family thelypteridaceaengenera Thelypteris, Phegopteris, and others
family theophrastaceaenfamily of mainly tropical American trees and shrubs similar to those of the Myrsinaceae; often included in the Myrsinaceae
family theraphosidaenlarge tropical spiders; tarantulas
family therapynany of several therapeutic approaches in which a family is treated as a whole
family theridiidaena family of comb-footed spiders
family thiobacteriaceaenfree-living coccoid to rod-shaped bacteria that derive energy from oxidizing sulfur or sulfur compounds
family thraupidaentanagers
family threskiornithidaenibises
family thripidaenthrips
family thymelaeaceaenfamily of trees and shrubs and herbs having tough bark that are found especially in Australia and tropical Africa
family tiliaceaenchiefly trees and shrubs of tropical and temperate regions of especially southeastern Asia and Brazil; genera Tilia, Corchorus, Entelea, Grewia, Sparmannia
family tilletiaceaena family of smut fungi having a simple promycelium bearing the spores in an apical cluster
family timaliidaenbabblers
family tinamidaencomprising the tinamous
family tineidaenclothes moths
family tingidaenlace bugs
family tipulidaencrane flies
family titanosauridaenherbivorous dinosaurs of the Cretaceous
family todidaena family of birds of the order Coraciiformes
family torpedinidaenelectric rays
family tortricidaenleaf rollers and codling moths
family toxotidaenarcherfishes
family trachipteridaenribbonfishes
family tragulidaenchevrotains
family trapaceaenfamily comprising solely the genus Trapa; in some classifications treated as a subfamily or tribe of the family Onagraceae
family treensuccessive generations of kin
family tremellaceaena family of basidiomycetous fungi of the order Tremellales that have the basidium divided longitudinally
family trephritidaenfruit flies; some leaf miners
family treponemataceaensmall spirochetes some parasitic or pathogenic
family triakidaensmall sharks with smooth skins and lacking spines on their dorsal fins
family tribonemaceaensimple filamentous freshwater yellow-green algae
family trichechidaencomprising only the manatees
family trichiuridaencutlassfishes
family trichodontidaentwo species of elongate compressed scaleless large-eyed fishes that live in sand or mud
family tricholomataceaena family of fungi belonging to the order Agaricales
family tridacnidaenlarge marine hard-shell clams
family triglidaenin some classifications restricted to the gurnards and subdivided into the subfamilies Triglinae (true sea robins) and Peristediinae (armored sea robins)
family trilliaceaensmall family of herbs having flowers with 3 petals and 3 sepals; in some classification systems considered a subfamily of the Liliaceae
family trionychidaensoft-shelled turtles
family triopidaena family of Notostraca
family trochilidaenhummingbirds
family troglodytidaenwrens
family trogonidaencoextensive with the order Trogoniformes
family trombiculidaenmites
family trombidiidaenmites
family tropaeolaceaencoextensive with the genus Tropaeolum
family trypetidaenfruit flies; some leaf miners
family tuberaceaenfamily of fungi whose ascocarps resemble tubers and vary in size from that of an acorn to that of a large apple
family tuberculariaceaenlarge family of mainly saprophytic imperfect fungi
family tulostomaceaenstalked puffballs
family tulostomataceaenstalked puffballs
family tupaiidaentree shrews; in some classifications tree shrews are considered prosimian primates
family turdidaenthrushes; in some classifications considered a subfamily (Turdinae) of the family Muscicapidae
family turnicidaensmall Old World birds resembling but not related to true quail
family tylenchidaena family of Nematoda
family typhaceaenperennial marsh plants with creeping rootstocks and long linear leaves
family typhlopidaenblind snakes
family tytonidaencomprising only the barn owls
family uintatheriidaenan extinct family of Dinocerata
family ulmaceaena dicot family of the order Urticales including: genera Ulmus, Celtis, Planera, Trema
family ulvaceaenthin flat or tubular green algae
family umbelliferaenplants having flowers in umbels: parsley; carrot; anise; caraway; celery; dill
family unionidaenfreshwater mussels found worldwide
family unitnprimary social group; parents and children
family upupidaenhoopoes
family uranoscopidaenstargazers
family ursidaenbears and extinct related forms
family urticaceaena family of plants of order Urticales including many nettles with stinging hairs
family usneaceaenfruticose lichens having prostrate or erect or pendulous thalli: genera Usnea, Evernia, Ramalina, Alectoria
family ustilaginaceaena fungus family of loose smuts
family valerianaceaengenus of mostly herbs having a characteristic fetid odor
family varanidaenmonitor lizards
family veneridaenhard-shell clams
family verbenaceaenfamily of New World tropical and subtropical herbs and shrubs and trees
family vespertilionidaenthe majority of common bats of temperate regions of the world
family vespidaenan arthropod family of the order Hymenoptera including: yellow jackets; hornets; mason wasps
family violaceaena family of order Parietales including the genera Viola, Hybanthus, Hymenanthera, Melicytus
family viperidaenOld World vipers
family vireonidaensmall insectivorous American songbirds
family viscaceaenin some classifications considered a subfamily of Loranthaceae
family vitaceaena family of vines belonging to order Rhamnales
family vittariaceaenone of a number of families into which Polypodiaceae has been subdivided in some classification systems: genus Vittaria
family viverridaengenets; civets; mongooses
family viverrinaengenets; civets; mongooses
family volvariaceaena family of fungi belonging to the order Agaricales
family volvocaceaenunicellular or colonial biflagellate free-swimming flagellates
family vombatidaenwombats
family welwitschiaceaenin some classifications included in the Gnetaceae
family winteraceaensmall family of chiefly tropical shrubs and trees of genera Drimys and Pseudowintera; sometimes included in Magnoliaceae
family xanthorrhoeaceaenone of many subfamilies into which some classification systems subdivide the Liliaceae but not widely accepted
family xantusiidaennight lizards
family xenicidaenalternative names for the family comprising the New Zealand wrens
family xenopodidaenin some classifications the family of the genus Xenopus which is otherwise included in the family Pipidae
family xenosauridaenmonotypic family of Mexican lizards
family xiphiidaencomprising the common swordfishes
family xylariaceaenfamily of fungi characterized by dark brown to back spores
family xyridaceaenplants of tropical to temperate regions; usually in wet places
family zamiaceaena family of cycads often included in the family Cycadaceae: zamias
family zannichelliaceaenalternative classification for some genera included in Potamogetonaceae; one species
family zapodidaenjumping mice
family zeidaena family of fish in the order Zeomorphi
family zingiberaceaena family of tropical monocotyledonous plants of order Musales
family ziphiidaenbeaked whales; in some especially former classifications included in the family Physeteridae
family zoarcidaeneelpouts
family zosteraceaenused in some classifications: essentially equivalent to Potamogetonaceae
family zygnemataceaenpond scums: common freshwater algae forming green slimy masses
family zygophyllaceaensmall trees, shrubs, and herbs of warm arid and saline regions; often resinous; some poisonous: genera Zygophyllum, Tribulus, Guaiacum, Larrea
  
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