from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The typical genus of the family Zeuglodontidæ.
  • noun [lowercase] A member of this genus; a zeuglodont.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Paleon.) A genus of extinct Eocene whales, remains of which have been found in the Gulf States. The species had very long and slender bodies and broad serrated teeth. See phocodontia.

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  • noun A basilosaurus.


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  • One is a discussion by Charles Lyell, the other is a review of sea-serpent reports and advancement of the zeuglodon theory by J.G. Wood. posted by Chad Arment @ 4: 22 PM

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  • According to an article on the sale in Popular Science it appears that "The vertebrae with fragments of the head of a great zeuglodon, a fossil whale" were among the fossils transferred to the New York museum.

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