-oidea

-oidea

suffix forming plural proper nouns
forming the names of zoological classes or superfamilies: Crinoidea; Canoidea.
[from New Latin, from Latin -oīdēs -oid]

-oidea

a suffix used in the names of zoological classes or entomological superfamilies.
[< New Latin, pl. of Greek -oeidēs -oid; see -a1]
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Remarks: Hoffstetter (1974) proposed Simiiformes as a replacement name for Anthropoidea, apparently on the basis of insufficient grounds (Delson, 1977), although it has several advantages such as avoiding the standard superfamily ending in -oidea for a taxon above the family-group level (see Delson, 1977, and Hoffstetter, 1982, for further details).