Definition of 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 Pristis
Literary usage of Pristis
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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. Catalogue of the Fishes in the British Museum by Albert Carl Ludwig Gotthilf Günther (1870)
"Pristis. Pristis, Latham, Trans. Linn. Soc. 1794, ii. p. 276. Body depressed and elongate. Pectoral fins with the front margin quite free, not extending to ..."
3. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington by Biological Society of Washington (1915)
"Pristis pectinatus Latham. SAWFISH. An annual visitor at Cape Lookout in small numbers only. It is usually found in the breakers of Lookout Shoals. ..."
4. A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art: Comprising the Definitions and by George William Cox (1867)
"... with these parties are said to be privy to the transaction, and are boun>t 03- its consequences. Several sorts of privity are elm- Pristis (Gr. ..."
5. Catalogue of the Fishes in the British Museum by Albert Carl Ludwig Gotthilf Günther (1860)
"... the membrane of the caudal spotted with brown. (Bl.) Sea of Batavia. 23. Platycephalus pristis. ..."