Definition of Carcharias
1. Noun. Type and sole genus of Carchariidae: sand sharks.
Generic synonyms: Fish Genus
Group relationships: Carchariidae, Family Carchariidae, Family Odontaspididae, Odontaspididae
Member holonyms: Carcharias Taurus, Odontaspis Taurus, Sand Shark, Sand Tiger
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Carcharias
Literary usage of Carcharias
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1834)
"Sq. carcharias, L., Belon, 602. (white, or common shark, Fr. Requiri). ... 1 carcharias is the Greek name of some large squalus, synonymous with Lamia. ..."
2. Essays and Observations on Natural History, Anatomy, Physiology, Psychology by John Hunter, Richard Owen (1861)
"(iAi.i:rs, or carcharias. The shark, the jaws of which I had of Mr. Bowater*, ... 405, and of carcharias macropterus, No. 417, either of which answer to the ..."
3. A Manual of Forestry by William Schlich (1907)
"Larva extending up to 36 mm. in length, without legs, cylindrical, yellowish white, with the mandibles and segmental shields Fig. 138.—Saperda carcharias ..."
4. Magazine of Natural History edited by John Claudius Loudon, Edward Charlesworth, John Denson (1837)
"Within the last few years, however, many specimens of these extraordinary teeth, belonging to a species of the genus carcharias, probably of gigantic size, ..."
5. Catalogue of the Fishes in the British Museum by Albert Carl Ludwig Gotthilf Günther (1870)
"1. A pit at the root of the tail. Spiracles none 1. carcharias, p. 367. Spiracles minute. Teeth oblique, without any ..."
6. Descriptive Catalogue of the Fossil Organic Remains of Reptilia and Pisces by Museum, Royal College of Surgeons of England (1854)
"Genus carcharias. (Sharks, represented by the White Shark of the Tropics.) Subgenus Carcharodon. 431. A tooth of a large extinct Shark (carcharias ..."