Definition of Cetorhinus
1. Noun. Comprising only the basking sharks; in some classifications considered the type genus of a separate family Cetorhinidae.
Generic synonyms: Fish Genus
Group relationships: Family Lamnidae, Lamnidae
Member holonyms: Basking Shark, Cetorhinus Maximus
Lexicographical Neighbors of Cetorhinus
Literary usage of Cetorhinus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1907)
"The great difference lies in the teeth, which in Cetorhinus are very small and weak, ... Fossil teeth of Cetorhinus have been found from the Cretaceous, ..."
2. A Manual of the Vertebrate Animals of the Northern United States: Including by David Starr Jordan (1904)
"Most voracious of all sharks, and next in size to Cetorhinus, weighing nearly a ton. Warm seas, occasional off our coasts. Linnaeus says, " Jonam prophetam ..."
3. Transactions of the Leeds Geological Association by Leeds Geological Association (1891)
"The family comprises the following genera:—Alopecias, Cetorhinus, ... Alopecias is found in the Eocene strata of Prussia; Cetorhinus occurs in Tertiary ..."
4. International Catalogue of Scientific Literature by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1905)
"[Cetorhinus maximus Gunner.] Viet. Nat., Melbourne, 19, 1902, (62-66, with 2 pis.). [5407 5419 5431]. (n-11031) WESTERN AUSTRALIA. ..."