Definition of Odontaspis taurus
1. Noun. Shallow-water shark with sharp jagged teeth found on both sides of Atlantic; sometimes dangerous to swimmers.
Generic synonyms: Shark
Group relationships: Carcharias, Genus Carcharias, Genus Odontaspis, Odontaspis
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Literary usage of Odontaspis taurus
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1. Fishes of Australia: A Popular and Systematic Guide to the Study of the by David George Stead (1906)
"... Grey-Nurse (odontaspis taurus), the Blue Pointer (Lamna glauca), the White Pointer (Carcharodon car- ..."
2. The Aborigines of Victoria: With Notes Relating to the Habits of the Natives by Robert Brough Smyth (1878)
"... the dogfish (Galeus canis and Mustela vulgaris); and the large shark (Odontaspis taurus). Of the aquatic mammals may be mentioned the whale \ (Physalus ..."
3. Paleobiology of the Williamsburg Formation (Black Mingo Group; Paleocene) of by Albert E. Sanders (1998)
"Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology. SADOWSKY, V. 1970. On the dentition of the sand shark, odontaspis taurus, from the vicinity of Cananeia, Brazil. ..."