Definition of Nautilidae
1. Noun. Spiral-shelled cephalopods.
Generic synonyms: Mollusk Family
Group relationships: Cephalopoda, Class Cephalopoda
Member holonyms: Genus Nautilus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nautilidae
Literary usage of Nautilidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation by Robert Chambers (1853)
"The fossils already spoken of are of the Nautilidae, and sufficient authority ... Of the eight genera constituting the family of the Nautilidae which lived ..."
2. Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1833)
"... Ammonites and other Nautilidae abound. Ammonites, and the other principal multilocular genera, appear to have become extinct in northern latitudes when ..."
3. Structural and Systematic Conchology: An Introduction to the Study of the by George Washington Tryon (1882)
"... and the Nautilidae, during the first period of their development. ... in the Nautilidae, does not sensibly differ, in its general organization, ..."