genus Cetorhinus


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Noun1.genus Cetorhinus - comprising only the basking sharksgenus Cetorhinus - comprising only the basking sharks; in some classifications considered the type genus of a separate family Cetorhinidae
fish genus - any of various genus of fish
family Lamnidae, Lamnidae - oceanic sharks
basking shark, Cetorhinus maximus - large harmless plankton-eating northern shark; often swims slowly or floats at the sea surface
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Fossil Record of the Genus Cetorhinus in Oregon and California--The fossil record of the genus Cetorhinus in Oregon and California ranges from early Miocene through Pleistocene (Long, 1994; Welton, unpublished data).
A calcareous sandstone concretion containing three vertebrae and 11 fragmentary gill rakers belonging to the genus Cetorhinus Blainville, 1816, was collected from the Coos Conglomerate Member of the late Miocene Empire Formation, Coos County, Oregon.