Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The typical genus of the family Zeuglodontidæ. Several species have been described from the Eocene of the United States and of England, as Z. cetoides of the former country, said to have attained a length of 70 feet. The genus had before been named Basilosaurus by Harlan, on the supposition that these fossils were reptiles, and has also been called
Hydrarchos(by Koch), Polyptychodon (by Emmons), Phocodon, and Zygodon. See cut under Zeuglodontia.
- n. [lowercase] A member of this genus; a zeuglodont.
- n. A basilosaurus.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Paleon.) A genus of extinct Eocene whales, remains of which have been found in the Gulf States. The species had very long and slender bodies and broad serrated teeth. See phocodontia.
“One is a discussion by Charles Lyell, the other is a review of sea-serpent reports and advancement of the zeuglodon theory by J.G. Wood. posted by Chad Arment @ 4: 22 PM”
“According to an article on the sale in Popular Science it appears that "The vertebrae with fragments of the head of a great zeuglodon, a fossil whale" were among the fossils transferred to the New York museum.”
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A temporary place to store all those annoying prehistoric animals that refuse to correlate to my manner of (dis)organization. Gah!
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