Definition of Genus sphyrna

1. Noun. Type genus of the Sphyrnidae.

Exact synonyms: Sphyrna
Generic synonyms: Fish Genus
Group relationships: Family Sphyrnidae, Sphyrnidae
Member holonyms: Hammerhead, Hammerhead Shark



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Sphyrna

genus Spergula
genus Spergularia
genus Sphacele
genus Sphacelotheca
genus Sphaeralcea
genus Sphaerocarpos
genus Sphaerocarpus
genus Sphagnum
genus Sphecius
genus Sphecotheres
genus Spheniscus
genus Sphenodon
genus Sphyraena
genus Sphyrapicus
genus Sphyrna
genus Spilogale
genus Spinacia
genus Spinus
genus Spiraea
genus Spiranthes
genus Spirillum
genus Spirochaeta
genus Spirodela
genus Spirogyra
genus Spirula
genus Spizella
genus Spodoptera
genus Spondias
genus Sporobolus

Literary usage of Genus sphyrna

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1. A Manual of Palaeontology for the Use of Students with a General by Henry Alleyne Nicholson, Richard Lydekker (1889)
"... and is found in the freshwater Pliocene Siwaliks of north-western India. The strange Hammer-headed Shark, the only representative of the genus Sphyrna ..."

2. Reports of the North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey (1907)
"Genus SPHYRNA Rafinesque. Hammer-headed Sharks. These sharks are readily distinguishable by their peculiarly shaped heads, which by lateral extension have ..."

3. Maryland Geological Survey by Maryland Geological Survey (1901)
"... rather under the average size attained by this species. Occurrence.—NANJEMOY FORMATION. Woodstock. Collection.—Maryland Geological Survey. Genus SPHYRNA ..."

4. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"( 1 ) A shark of the genus Sphyrna, consisting of four or five species, and constituting a family, ..."

5. Bulletin by Engineering Dept, National Electric Lamp Association, New Jersey Bureau of Geology and Topography, New Jersey Geological Survey, New Jersey Dept. of Conservation and Development, New Jersey Dept. of Conservation. Division of Forestry, Geology, Parks an (1911)
"Though a number of generic names have been proposed, they are now generally referred to the single genus Sphyrna. Genus SPHYRNA Rafinesque. ..."

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