Definition of Family Nautilidae
1. Noun. Spiral-shelled cephalopods.
Generic synonyms: Mollusk Family
Group relationships: Cephalopoda, Class Cephalopoda
Member holonyms: Genus Nautilus
Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Nautilidae
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 ..."