Definition of Lamnidae
1. Noun. Oceanic sharks.
Generic synonyms: Fish Family
Group relationships: Elasmobranchii, Selachii, Subclass Elasmobranchii, Subclass Selachii
Member holonyms: Mackerel Shark, Genus Lamna, Lamna, Carcharodon, Genus Carcharodon, Cetorhinus, Genus Cetorhinus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lamnidae
Literary usage of Lamnidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Kansas; a Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions by Frank Wilson Blackmar (1912)
"The lamnidae include the largest sharks, which are represented by a number of living species at the present time. Their teeth are commonly found in the ..."
2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1905)
"Dr. Vaillant puts the species in the family of Lamnidae with Odontaspis and other related forms. In the Bulletin of the Museum at Paris for 1903, ..."