Definition of Family Nautilidae

1. Noun. Spiral-shelled cephalopods.

Exact synonyms: Nautilidae
Generic synonyms: Mollusk Family
Group relationships: Cephalopoda, Class Cephalopoda
Member holonyms: Genus Nautilus

Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Nautilidae

family Mylodontidae
family Myricaceae
family Myristicaceae
family Myrmecophagidae
family Myrmeleontidae
family Myrsinaceae
family Myrtaceae
family Mysidae
family Mytilidae
family Myxinidae
family Myxobacteriaceae
family Myxophyceae
family Naiadaceae
family Najadaceae
family Naticidae
family Nautilidae (current term)
family Nepenthaceae
family Nephropsidae
family Nepidae
family Neritidae
family Nidulariaceae
family Nitrobacteriaceae
family Noctuidae
family Nostocaceae
family Notonectidae
family Notoryctidae
family Nummulitidae
family Nyctaginaceae
family Nymphaeaceae
family Nymphalidae

Literary usage of Family Nautilidae

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Manual of the Common Invertebrate Animals: Exclusive of Insects by Henry Sherring Pratt (1916)
"... living and 2000 fossil species, the latter dating back to the Cambrian and reaching their maximum in the Silurian and Devonian ages. family Nautilidae. ..."

2. The Geologist by Samuel Joseph Mackie (1862)
"... belonging to the family Nautilidae, contains eleven species, all found at South Petherwin, not one being met with elsewhere in Britain. ..."

3. Report of the Geological Survey of Natal and Zululand: First-third and Final by Natal (South Africa). Geological Survey, Natal (South Africa), Natal Surveyor-general's Department, Geological survey (1907)
"The representatives of the family Nautilidae in Mr. Anderson's collection are here grouped together under the generic name Nautilus; ..."

4. Contributions to Geology and Plant Physiology by Johns Hopkins University (1917)
"... the same conditions, yet the latter became extinct and the former continues to live. The family Nautilidae is represented by one species of the genus ..."

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