Definition of Alopius
1. Noun. Type genus of the family Alopiidae; in some classifications considered a genus of the family Lamnidae.
Generic synonyms: Fish Genus
Group relationships: Alopiidae, Family Alopiidae
Member holonyms: Alopius Vulpinus, Fox Shark, Thrasher, Thresher, Thresher Shark
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Literary usage of Alopius
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the by George Robert Gray (1856)
"Exot. ii. t. 104. of D. Lep. p. 18. 190. d. Brazil. Presented by Lady East. a—c. Brazil. Presented by Lord Stuart de Rothsay. 231. PAPILIO alopius. ..."
2. Good Reading about Many Books Mostly by Their Authors (1898)
"They knew that for a mile out the water was too shallow for him to get away from them. Behind, the five sharks swept in swift pursuit ; ahead of all alopius ..."
3. The Story of the Fishes by James Newton Baskett (1899)
"Fox-shark or thresher (alopius vulpes). fox-shark (Fig. 48) is called the thresher, because it is said to thresh its enemies with its tail. ..."