Definition of Genus 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 Genus Carcharias
Literary usage of Genus carcharias
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1. 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 ..."
2. Reports of the North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey (1907)
"Genus CARCHARIAS Rafinesque. Sand Sharks. This genus, whose characters are given above, contains several species of which only one is American. ..."
3. 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, ..."
4. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria by Royal Society of Victoria (1904)
"genus carcharias, Cuvier. Sub-genus, Prionodon, Miiller and Henle. Carcharias (Prionodon) acutus, Agassiz. Carcharias acutus, Agassiz, 1843. Poiss. ..."
5. Catalogue of the Fishes in the British Museum by Albert Carl Ludwig Gotthilf Günther (1870)
"Such difficulties of determination are the inevitable consequence as soon as the species are unduly multiplied, as is the case in the genus Carcharias. 21. ..."
6. Liberia by Harry Hamilton Johnston, Otto Stapf (1906)
"In all probability these belong to the common genus Carcharias, but no specimens having been sent home the existence of definite species has not yet been ..."
7. Transactions of the Leeds Geological Association by Leeds Geological Association (1891)
"... the teeth have a central cavity; the teeth of existing fishes are hollow. The genus Carcharodon is separated by Smith from the genus Carcharias. ..."