Scapanorhynchus

noun
Scap·​a·​no·​rhyn·​chus | \ ˌskapənōˈriŋkəs \

Definition of Scapanorhynchus

: a genus of galeoid sharks comprising the goblin sharks and related extinct forms and known from the Lower Cretaceous onward

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History and Etymology for Scapanorhynchus

New Latin, from Greek skapanē spade + New Latin -o- + -rhynchus; akin to Greek skaptein to dig

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“Scapanorhynchus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Scapanorhynchus. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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