Definition of Erignathus
1. Noun. Bearded seals.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Family Phocidae, Phocidae
Member holonyms: Bearded Seal, Erignathus Barbatus, Squareflipper Square Flipper
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Erignathus
Literary usage of Erignathus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Additions to the Pleistocene Mammal Faunas of South Carolina, North Carolina by Albert E. Sanders (2002)
"... Figure 28) is referable to the Bearded Seal, erignathus barbatus (Irina Koretsky, personal communication, April 1996). The subspecies E. b. barbatus ..."
2. A Synopsis of the Mammals of North America and Adjacent Seas by Daniel Giraud Elliot (1901)
"erignathus. Gill, Proc. Essex Inst., 1865, p. 5. ... Facial portion of skull narrow, lengthened; interorbital constriction considerable. A. erignathus. ..."