Psephurus

noun Pse·phu·rus \sə̇ˈfyu̇rəs\

Definition of Psephurus

  1. :  a genus of ganoid fishes of the larger rivers of China that includes solely the Chinese paddlefish (P. gladius), is closely related to the American genus Polyodon, and is distinguished by a narrow high snout and greatly developed caudal fulcra

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Origin and Etymology of psephurus

New Latin, from Greek psēphos pebble + New Latin -urus


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