lepidosiren


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Related to lepidosiren: South American lungfish, Lepidosirenidae

lepidosiren

(ˌlɛpɪdəʊˈsaɪərən)
n
(Animals) a South American lungfish, Lepidosiren paradoxa, having an eel-shaped body and whiplike paired fins
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And it is in fresh water that we find seven genera of Ganoid fishes, remnants of a once preponderant order: and in fresh water we find some of the most anomalous forms now known in the world, as the Ornithorhynchus and Lepidosiren, which, like fossils, connect to a certain extent orders now widely separated in the natural scale.