Definition of Genus Dasyatis

1. Noun. Type genus of the Dasyatidae.

Exact synonyms: Dasyatis
Generic synonyms: Fish Genus
Group relationships: Dasyatidae, Family Dasyatidae
Member holonyms: Dasyatis Centroura, Roughtail Stingray



Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Dasyatis

genus Dactyloctenium
genus Dactylopius
genus Dactylopterus
genus Dactylorhiza
genus Dahlia
genus Dalbergia
genus Dalea
genus Dama
genus Damaliscus
genus Danaea
genus Danaus
genus Daphne
genus Daphnia
genus Darlingtonia
genus Darmera
genus Dasyatis (current term)
genus Dasyprocta
genus Dasypus
genus Dasyurus
genus Datura
genus Daubentonia
genus Daucus
genus Davallia
genus Daviesia
genus Decapterus
genus Decumaria
genus Deinocheirus
genus Deinonychus
genus Delairea
genus Delichon

Literary usage of Genus Dasyatis

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

1. Reports of the North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey (1907)
"Genus DASYATIS Rafinesque. Sting-rays. Body rounded, very flat; snout more or less prominent; whip-like tail with a strong, barbed spine near its base, ..."

2. Elementary Textbook of Economic Zoology and Entomology by Vernon Lyman Kellogg, Rennie Wilbur Doane (1915)
"The sting-rays, genus Dasyatis, which lie in the sand in shallow water, have a barbed spine on their whip-like tail which makes a very painful wound. ..."

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