Definition of Rhincodon

1. Noun. Whale sharks.

Exact synonyms: Genus Rhincodon
Generic synonyms: Fish Genus
Group relationships: Family Rhincodontidae, Rhincodontidae
Member holonyms: Rhincodon Typus, Whale Shark



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rhincodon

Rhenish
Rhese projection
Rhesus blood group
Rhesus factor
Rhesus system
Rhetian
Rheum australe
Rheum cultorum
Rheum emodi
Rheum palmatum
Rheum rhabarbarum
Rheum rhaponticum
Rhexia
Rhian
Rhibhus
Rhincodon (current term)
Rhincodon typus
Rhincodontidae
Rhine
Rhine River
Rhine wine
Rhinegrave
Rhinegraves
Rhineland
Rhineland-Palatinate
Rhinobatidae
Rhinoceros antiquitatis
Rhinoceros unicornis
Rhinocerotidae
Rhinocladiella

Literary usage of Rhincodon

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Magazine of Natural History by Edward Charlesworth (1830)
"... which he found on the south coast of Africa, and which he characterised under the name of Rhincodon. Our zealous friend, also, Gen. ..."

2. Annals of the Lyceum of Natural History of New York by New York Academy of Sciences (1862)
"Rhincodon Smith, * Part II. The natural arrangement of the classes of Fishes, Amphibians, and Reptiles (pp. 312-319) : also Vol. I. pp. ..."

3. Red Sea Sharks by Jeremy Stafford-Deitsch (1999)
"WHALE SHARK Rhincodon typus r IDENTIFICATION: The whale shark is covered in white spots. Its size alone (usually over 4 metres in length) makes ..."

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