plural noun
Rhi·​no·​bat·​i·​dae | \ ˌrīnōˈbatəˌdē \

Definition of Rhinobatidae

: a family of viviparous elasmobranch fishes of warm seas comprising the guitarfishes, fiddlers, and related forms that are included among the rays but somewhat approach the sharks in the long narrow body and the possession of a tail fin

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History and Etymology for Rhinobatidae

New Latin, from Rhinobatos, type genus + -idae

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“Rhinobatidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rhinobatidae. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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