Definition of Genus Placuna

1. Noun. Windowpane oysters.

Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Placuna

genus Piroplasma
genus Pisanosaurus
genus Piscidia
genus Pisonia
genus Pistacia
genus Pistia
genus Pisum
genus Pithecanthropus
genus Pithecellobium
genus Pithecia
genus Pithecolobium
genus Pitta
genus Pituophis
genus Pitymys
genus Pityrogramma
genus Placuna (current term)
genus Plagianthus
genus Planera
genus Planococcus
genus Plantago
genus Plasmodiophora
genus Plasmodium
genus Platalea
genus Platanthera
genus Platanus
genus Platichthys
genus Platycerium
genus Platylobium
genus Platymiscium
genus Platypoecilus

Literary usage of Genus Placuna

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

1. The Genera of Recent Mollusca: Arranged According to Their Organization by Henry Adams, Arthur Adams (1858)
"... which are occasionally permeated by very minute tubuli. The single species described is from the coasts of India and China. Genus PLACUNA, Solander. ..."

2. A Dictionary of the Fossils of Pennsylvania and Neighboring States Named in by J. Peter Lesley, Pennsylvania Board of Commissioners for the Second Geological Survey (1889)
"... named by Morris and Lycett in 1853, among the fossils of the English Great Oolite, because of its resemblance (opsis) to the genus Placuna. ..."

3. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1834)
"The semi-transparence presented by the valves of the genus placuna is the reason why the inhabitants of China and the Philippine Islands employ them to ..."

4. A Manual of Palæontology for the Use of Students with a General Introduction by Henry Alleyne Nicholson (1879)
"The genus Placuna, dating from the Tertiary (?); comprises flattened and cake-like Oysters, allied in many respects to Anomia, but having the shell ..."

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