Phocodontia
Phocodontia Pho`co*don"ti*a, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a seal + 'odoy`s, 'odo`ntos, a tooth.] (Zo["o]l.) A group of extinct carnivorous whales. Their teeth had compressed and serrated crowns. It includes {Squalodon} and allied genera. [1913 Webster]

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  • Phocodontia — is a group of extinct carnivorous whales. Their teeth had compressed and serrated crowns. It includes Squalodon and allied genera. The name means with teeth like seal s (Phoca is a genus of seals).(This definition is from the 1913 Webster s… …   Wikipedia

  • phocodont — phocodont, a. (n.) Zool. (ˈfəʊkədɒnt) [f. Gr. ϕώκη seal + ὀδούς, ὀδοντ tooth.] Of or pertaining to the Phocodontia, an extinct sub order of Cetacea, furnishing connecting links with the Phocidæ or seals. b. n. Any member of the Phocodontia. So… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Phocodont — Pho co*dont, n. (Zo[ o]l.) One of the Phocodontia. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Squalodon — Squa lo*don (skw[=a] l[ o]*d[o^]n), n. [NL. Squalus a genus of sharks + Gr. odoy s, odo ntos, a tooth.] (Paleon.) A genus of fossil whales belonging to the Phocodontia; so called because their teeth are serrated, like a shark s. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Zeuglodon — eu glo*don, n. [Gr. ? the strap or loop of a yoke + ?, ?, tooth.] (Paleon.) A genus of extinct Eocene whales, remains of which have been found in the Gulf States. The species had very long and slender bodies and broad serrated teeth. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Zeuglodonta — Zeu glo*don ta, n. pl. [NL.] (Zo[ o]l.) Same as {Phocodontia}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Basilosaurus — Taxobox name = Basilosaurus fossil range = Late Eocene image caption = Basilosaurus cetoides regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia ordo = Cetacea subordo = Archaeoceti familia = Basilosauridae subfamilia = Basilosaurinae… …   Wikipedia

  • Squalodon — Taxobox name = Squalodon fossil range = Middle Oligocene to Middle Miocene image width = 245px image caption= Reconstruction of Squalodon regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia ordo = Cetacea subordo = Odontoceti superfamilia =… …   Wikipedia

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