Semionotidae

plural noun
Sem·​i·​o·​noti·​dae | \ -ˈnät- \

Definition of Semionotidae

: a family of extinct Triassic ganoid fishes from America, Europe, and Africa that have a deep body, small mouth with teeth adapted chiefly to grinding or crushing, and rhomboid scales and that are often considered ancestral to the present-day freshwater gars

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History and Etymology for Semionotidae

New Latin, from Semionotus, type genus + -idae

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“Semionotidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Semionotidae. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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