from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A. genus of cestraciont sharks known chiefly by the pavement-teeth. They occur in the Jurassic and Cretaceous formations.
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There are many fishes, some of which (acrodus, psammodus, &c.,) are presumed from remains of their palatal bones, to have been of the gigantic cartilaginous class, now represented by such as the cestraceon.