Definition of Genus monodon
1. Noun. Type genus of the Monodontidae.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Family Monodontidae, Monodontidae
Member holonyms: Monodon Monoceros, Narwal, Narwhal, Narwhale
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Monodon
Literary usage of Genus monodon
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and ...by George Edwin Rines, Frederick Converse Beach by George Edwin Rines, Frederick Converse Beach (1912)
"The genus Grampus is without teeth in the upper jaw, and the genus Monodon without teeth in the lower jaw. The blowhole is single and crescentic in form. ..."
2. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1811)
"... it is obvious that a new species should be added to the genus Monodon,- and Mr. Fleming accordingly proposes the following arrangement : ' Figure ..."
3. Catalogue of the Fossil Mammalia in the British Museum, (Natural History) by Richard Lydekker (1887)
"Genus MONODON, Linn.i The dentition is practically restricted to a single pair of maxillary teeth, of which the left one in the male is usually developed ..."
4. The Natural History of Secession by Thomas Shepard Goodwin (1865)
"He was trained to the harness, and drew a young lady in a car prepared for the purpose. The genus monodon — Narwhal — has no true teeth, ..."