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  • proper n. A taxonomic class within the phylum Mollusca — the cephalopods.

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek κεφαλή (kephalē, "head") + πούς (pous, "foot")

Examples

  • Fig. 22. -- (a) _Sepia officinalis_, after Tryon, "Cephalopoda".

    The Evolution of the Dragon

  • This pushes back the origins of modern octopus by tens of millions of years. linkRef: New Octopods (Cephalopoda: Coleoidea) from the Late Cretaceous (Upper Cenomanian) of Hakel and Hadjoula, Lebanon.

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  • The foregoing remarks appear to apply to the case of the Mollusca, which, at a very early period, had reached a high organization and a great development of forms and species in the testaceous Cephalopoda.

    On the law which has regulated the introduction of new species

  • Cephalopoda this part consists of a fluid substance contained in a membrane, through which runs the gullet on its way to the stomach.

    On the Parts of Animals

  • Since, then, the Cephalopoda have no other instruments with which to convey anything to themselves from without, than either twining tentacles, as in some species, or proboscises as in others, they are provided with these to serve as hands for offence and defence and other necessary uses.

    On the Parts of Animals

  • Sepia, because there is a greater proportion of earth in its composition than in that of the other Cephalopoda.

    On the Parts of Animals

  • The structure of the Testacea and of the Crustacea is exactly the reverse of that of the Cephalopoda.

    On the Parts of Animals

  • In the Cephalopoda there are two teeth, enclosing what is called the mouth; and inside this mouth is a flesh-like substance which represents a tongue and serves for the discrimination of pleasant and unpleasant food.

    On the Parts of Animals

  • There is, in fact, only this difference between them, that the investing substance of the Cephalopoda is soft while the shell of the Testacea is hard, nature having surrounded their fleshy part with this hard coating as a protection because of their limited power of locomotion.

    On the Parts of Animals

  • The Crustacea have teeth corresponding to those of the Cephalopoda, namely their anterior teeth, and also have the fleshy representative of a tongue.

    On the Parts of Animals

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