- a lungfish, Lepidosiren paradoxa, of the Amazon, having an eel-shaped body.
Origin of lepidosiren
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The genus has five gill-clefts, instead of four as in Lepidosiren.A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2)
David Starr Jordan
These plates serve to ally them with the Ganoids, as their jaws do with Lepidosiren.The Chain of Life in Geological Time
Sir J. William Dawson
In Lepidosiren and Protopterus the organ is completely divided except at its anterior end into a right and a left lung.
Its walls are sacculated, almost spongy in Lepidosiren and Protopterus, so as to give increase to the respiratory surface.
B, Vasa efferentia reduced to a few at the hind end (Lepidosiren).
- a South American lungfish, Lepidosiren paradoxa, having an eel-shaped body and whiplike paired fins
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