Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A specimen or species of the family Hippuritidæ one of the Rudistes; a horsetail. Hippurites were formerly classed by Lamarck and Latreille with belemnites, etc., as being cephalopods.
- n. A kind of fossil cupcoral, Cyathophyllum ceratites of Goldfuss.
- Pertaining to or having the characters of the Hippuritidæ
- Same as hippuritic.
- n. paleontology A fossil bivalve mollusk of the genus Hippurites, of many species, having a conical, cup-shaped undervalve, with a flattish upper valve or lid.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Paleon.) A fossil bivalve mollusk of the genus Hippurites, of many species, having a conical, cup-shaped under valve, with a flattish upper valve or lid. Hippurites are found only in the Cretaceous rocks.
- Ancient Greek ἵππος (hippos, "horse") + οὐρά (oura, "tail") + -ite (Wiktionary)
“Our English chalk which ranges across the north of France, Belgium, Denmark, and the North of Germany, represents a portion of the deposits of that sea floor, probably accumulated in a northern, somewhat isolated basin, while the massive hippurite limestone of Southern Europe represents the deposits of the opener ocean.”
“(about 3580 feet thick) is characterized at the base by abundant oyster beds or by hippurite limestone (Cenoman-Turon).”
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very comprehensive list
of molluscs,who does not like
calamari? hmm yum
100,000 species just in molluscs
This quickly got bigger and weirder than originally intended, so now it's housing terms that relate to the study of dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures. See also Dinosaurs, Pterosaurs, Ichthy...
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