Definition of Genus Delphinus
1. Noun. Type genus of the Delphinidae.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Delphinidae, Family Delphinidae
Member holonyms: Common Dolphin, Delphinus Delphis
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Delphinus
Literary usage of Genus Delphinus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Natural History of New York by New York (State). Natural History Survey, James Ellsworth De Kay (1842)
"genus Delphinus. Linneus. Head more or less rounded, and separated from the elongated beak by a distinct furrow. Teeth numerous. Dorsal eminence as in the ..."
2. The Natural History of the Ordinary Cetacea Or Whales, with Memoir of Lacépède by Franco Mannino, Giuseppe La Licata (1861)
"Though the old genus Delphinus has now been broken down into no less than nine subdivisions, and there are many species in these ; yet in the genus of ..."
3. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington by Biological Society of Washington (1904)
"It seems hardly probable that the species belongs to the genus Delphinus. The shape of the snout would rather indicate La ..."
4. The British and Foreign Medico-chirurgical Review, Or, Quarterly Journal of (1862)
"So far, then, as regards the absence of the common carotid trunks, the genus Delphinus presents certain marks of resemblance with the above-mentioned cases ..."
5. The Annals of Philosophy by Richard Phillips, E W Brayley (1819)
"... possible for systematic writers to give this animal its proper place; wherefore some have thought it belonged to the genus delphinus, others to balaena. ..."
6. Annals of Philosophy, Or, Magazine of Chemistry, Mineralogy, Mechanics by Thomas Thomson (1819)
"... it has not been possible for systematic writers to give this animal its proper place ; wherefore some have thought it belonged to the genus delphinus, ..."