Definition of Genus sphenodon
1. Noun. Coextensive with the order Rhynchocephalia: tuataras.
Generic synonyms: Reptile Genus
Group relationships: Order Rhynchocephalia, Rhynchocephalia
Member holonyms: Sphenodon Punctatum, Tuatara
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Sphenodon
Literary usage of Genus sphenodon
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Annual Record of Science and Industry for 1871-78 by Spencer Fullerton Baird (1877)
"The genus Sphenodon had hitherto only been known to contain one species, and that the sole existing representative of a formerly richly developed order. ..."
2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"... thoroughness of his work, giving us an exhaustive review of the Permian types the world over, which are remotely related to the living genus Sphenodon. ..."
3. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1869)
"... under the name of Sphenodon; for it is not easy to observe the characters on which the genus Sphenodon was described without dissecting the animal. ..."
4. Geological Magazine by Henry Woodward (1890)
"... genus Sphenodon. Its Labyrinthodont affinities are, however, displayed by the attachment of the pelvis to the vertebral column by means of only a single ..."
5. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1904)
"... also the existing terrestrial genus Sphenodon. The Jurassic forms are in many respects less primitive than the existing genus. II. ..."
6. Manual of Geology: Treating of the Principles of the Science with Special by James Dwight Dana (1894)
"... belong to the tribe Rhynchocephalia, which, like the genus Ceratodus among Fishes, is nearly extinct. Only two species, of the genus Sphenodon (or ..."
7. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain) (1839)
"... a new genus (Sphenodon), which was of the size of a hog, finds its place. a stui nearer to the Sloths must be arranged a new genus which M. Lund ..."