Definition of Genus Dasyatis
1. Noun. Type genus of the Dasyatidae.
Generic synonyms: Fish Genus
Group relationships: Dasyatidae, Family Dasyatidae
Member holonyms: Dasyatis Centroura, Roughtail Stingray
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Dasyatis
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. ..."