bellerophon

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English[edit]

A fossil of a bellerophron. (Bellerophon umbilicalis). Paläontologische Museum München, Germany.

Etymology[edit]

From the genus name.

Noun[edit]

bellerophon (plural bellerophons)

  1. (paleontology) Any of the genus Bellerophon of fossil univalve shells, believed to belong to the Heteropoda, and peculiar to the Paleozoic age.

References[edit]

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for bellerophon in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)