Definition of Genus Portunus

1. Noun. Type genus of the family Portunidae.

Exact synonyms: Portunus
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Family Portunidae, Portunidae
Member holonyms: English Lady Crab, Portunus Puber

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Portunus

genus Pomolobus
genus Pomoxis
genus Poncirus
genus Pongamia
genus Pongo
genus Pontederia
genus Pooecetes
genus Popillia
genus Populus
genus Porcellio
genus Poronotus
genus Porphyra
genus Porphyrio
genus Porphyrula
genus Portulaca
genus Portunus (current term)
genus Porzana
genus Potamogale
genus Potamogeton
genus Potamophis
genus Potentilla
genus Poterium
genus Pothos
genus Potorous
genus Potos
genus Pouteria
genus Praunus
genus Prenanthes
genus Presbytes
genus Priacanthus

Literary usage of Genus Portunus

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

1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1900)
"Second to sixth antero-lateral teeth equilateral C. dance Smith SG genus Portunus Fabricius. Key to Species. A. Carapace wide ; antero-lateral margin the ..."

2. Descriptive Catalogue of the Fossil Organic Remains of Invertebrata by Museum, Royal College of Surgeons of England (1856)
"genus Portunus, Fabr. 1552. A specimen near to Portunus leucodon, Desm., with the carapace, part of the chelae, abdomen, &c. From the tertiary strata; ..."

3. A History of the British Stalk-eyed Crustacea by Thomas Bell (1853)
"genus Portunus, LEACH. CANCER, Linn. Penn. Herbst. PORTUNUS, Fabr. I^atr. Leach, Edwards. Generic Character. — External antenna placed in the inner canthus ..."

4. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine by Nathaniel Lloyd and Company (1898)
"Mr. Step, specimens of eight species of swimming crab, chiefly of the genus Portunus, and made remarks on their habits, relationships, and occurrence ..."

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