genus Latimeria

noun
type genus of the Latimeridae: coelacanth
Syn: ↑Latimeria
Hypernyms: ↑fish genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Latimeridae, ↑family Latimeridae
Member Meronyms: ↑coelacanth, ↑Latimeria chalumnae

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  • Latimeria — prop. n. The type genus of the {Latimeridae}, including the coelacanth. Syn: genus {Latimeria}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Latimeria chalumnae — West Indian Ocean Coelacanth Latimeria chalumnae Conservation status …   Wikipedia

  • Latimeria — noun type genus of the Latimeridae: coelacanth • Syn: ↑genus Latimeria • Hypernyms: ↑fish genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Latimeridae, ↑family Latimeridae …   Useful english dictionary

  • Latimeria chalumnae — noun fish thought to have been extinct since the Cretaceous period but found in 1938 off the coast of Africa • Syn: ↑coelacanth • Hypernyms: ↑crossopterygian, ↑lobefin, ↑lobe finned fish • Member Holonyms: ↑Latimeria, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • fish genus — noun any of various genus of fish • Hypernyms: ↑genus • Hyponyms: ↑Cyprinus, ↑genus Cyprinus, ↑Abramis, ↑genus Abramis, ↑Tinca, ↑genus Tinca, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • coelacanth — coelacanthine /see leuh kan thuyn, thin/, adj. /see leuh kanth /, n. a crossopterygian fish, Latimeria chalumnae, thought to have been extinct since the Cretaceous Period but found in 1938 off the coast of southern Africa. [1605 15; < NL… …   Universalium

  • latimeriidae — ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ məˈrīəˌdē noun plural Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin, from Latimeria, type genus + idae : a family of living deep sea coelacanth fishes currently known only from the southern African genus Latimeria and the Malagasy genus… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sarcopterygii — Temporal range: Late Silurian–Recent, 418–0 Ma …   Wikipedia

  • taxonomy — taxonomic /tak seuh nom ik/, taxonomical, adj. taxonomically, adv. taxonomist, taxonomer, n. /tak son euh mee/, n. 1. the science or technique of classification. 2. Biol. the science dealing with the description, identification, naming, and… …   Universalium

  • family Latimeridae — noun extinct except for the coelacanth • Syn: ↑Latimeridae • Hypernyms: ↑fish family • Member Holonyms: ↑Crossopterygii, ↑subclass Crossopterygii • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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