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Definition of the noun genus alosa
What does genus alosa mean as a name of something?
- lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
- scientific names: Alausa / genus Alausa / Alausella / genus Alausella / Caspialosa / genus Caspialosa / Caspiolosa / genus Caspiolosa / Clupeonella / genus Clupeonella / Paralosa / genus Paralosa / Pomatolobus / genus Pomatolobus / Pomolobus / genus Pomolobus / Trichis / genus Trichis / Alosa
- more generic term: fish genus = any of various genus of fish
- member of: Clupeidae / family Clupeidae = herrings; shad; sardines
- observational distribution: specimen and observational data from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility Network (not necessarily true occurrence density gradients)
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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for genus Alosa
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by J. G. Heck
A distinction was formerly made between a genus Alosa, characterized by an emargination of the upper jaw, and Clupea, with the border of the jaw continuous or entire. This division, however, has been found to be inadequate to the wants of ...
The Encyclopaedia Britannica (1842)
Or, Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature
GENUs Alosa, Cuv. This genus is distinguished from the herrings properly so called, by an emargination in the upper jaw ; its other characters seem in all respects the same as those of the pilchard and sardine. Alosa vulgaris, Cuv.; Clupea ...
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