polypterus


polypterus
\\pəˈliptərəs\ noun
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, from Greek polypteros many-winged, from poly- + -pteros -winged (from pteron wing, feather — more at feather
: the type genus of Polypteridae that comprises primitive fishes of the larger rivers of tropical Africa having an elongate body covered with rhombic enameled scales, a dorsal fin reduced to a series of finlets, pectoral fins taking the form of a rounded lobe supported on a short arm, and an air bladder functioning as an accessory breathing organ — see bichir, erpetoichthys

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Polypˈterus noun
(Gr pteron a fin) an African genus of Crossopterygian river fishes, with the dorsal fin represented by detached rays
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