from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of spire-bearing brachiopods, belonging to the order Telotremata, which have an extended and rostrate ventral valve with concave and coalesced deltidial plates, and a pair of pouch-like plates just within the margin of the dorsal valve, which are the extension of the dental sockets. Uncites gryphus is a highly characteristic fossil of the Middle Devonian in Germany.


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