Chlamydoselachus

noun

Chlam·​y·​do·​sel·​a·​chus
-ˈseləkəs
: a genus (coextensive with the family Chlamydoselachidae) comprising sharks with diplospondylic vertebrae, including the frilled shark and certain extinct related forms, and being placed with the Hexanchidae in the suborder Notidanoidea or isolated in a separate suborder

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from chlamyd- + Selachus (synonym of Cetorhinus), from Greek selachos cartilaginous fish

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“Chlamydoselachus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Chlamydoselachus. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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