Definition of Genus Pristis
1. Noun. Type genus of the Pristidae.
Generic synonyms: Fish Genus
Group relationships: Family Pristidae, Pristidae
Member holonyms: Pristis Pectinatus, Smalltooth Sawfish
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Pristis
Literary usage of Genus Pristis
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1. Guide to the Gallery of Fishes in the Department of Zoology of the British by William George Ridewood (1908)
"Remains of the genus Pristis are found in Eocene deposits. The Saw-fishes shown are Pristis cuspidatus, 100, in Wall- case 3, Pristis pectinatus, 1137, ..."
2. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association by Geologists' Association (1900)
"GENUS Pristis. Portions of the remarkable toothed snout of the " saw-fish," Pristis, have long been known from the Bracklesham Beds of the Sussex coast; ..."
3. Geological Magazine by Henry Woodward (1891)
"... a definition of the genus Pristis and a partially critical synopsis of all known species determined upon the evidence of fossils, ..."
4. Reports of the North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey (1907)
"Genus PRISTIS Latham. Saw-fishes. This genus, the characters of which are indicated above, contains two American species, one of which occurs on our South ..."
5. On the Natural History and Classification of Fishes, Amphibians, and Reptiles. by William Swainson (1838)
"... sharks by having the teeth flat and tessellated, like the rays and the genus Pristis: it is on his ..."
6. Magazine of Natural History edited by John Claudius Loudon, Edward Charlesworth, John Denson (1838)
"Amongst the Skates, the genus Pristis should be placed next to the Sharks, from the general shape of the body. ..."