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Carcharodon carcharias
Requin Re"quin (r?"kw?n), n. [F., fr. reqiem a Mass sung for the dead. See Requiem.] (Zo["o]l.) The man-eater, or white shark (Carcharodon carcharias); -- so called on account of its causing requiems to be sung.
Carcharodon carcharias or Rondeleti
Shark Shark, n. [Of uncertain origin; perhaps through OF. fr. carcharus a kind of dogfish, Gr. karchari`as, so called from its sharp teeth, fr. ka`rcharos having sharp or jagged teeth; or perhaps named from its rapacity (cf. Shark, v. t. & i.); cf. Corn. scarceas.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of elasmobranch fishes of the order Plagiostomi, found in all seas. Note: Some sharks, as the basking shark and the whale shark, grow to an enormous size, the former becoming forty feet or more, and the latter sixty feet or more, in length. Most of them are harmless to man, but some are exceedingly voracious. The man-eating sharks mostly belong to the genera Carcharhinus, Carcharodon, and related genera. They have several rows of large sharp teeth with serrated edges, as the great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias, or Rondeleti) of tropical seas, and the great blue shark (Carcharhinus glaucus) of all tropical and temperate seas. The former sometimes becomes thirty-six feet long, and is the most voracious and dangerous species known. The rare man-eating shark of the United States coast (Charcarodon Atwoodi) is thought by some to be a variety, or the young, of C. carcharias. The dusky shark (Carcharhinus obscurus), and the smaller blue shark (C. caudatus), both common species on the coast of the United States, are of moderate size and not dangerous. They feed on shellfish and bottom fishes. 2. A rapacious, artful person; a sharper. [Colloq.] 3. Trickery; fraud; petty rapine; as, to live upon the shark. [Obs.] --South. Baskin shark, Liver shark, Nurse shark, Oil shark, Sand shark, Tiger shark, etc. See under Basking, Liver, etc. See also Dogfish, Houndfish, Notidanian, and Tope. Gray shark, the sand shark. Hammer-headed shark. See Hammerhead. Port Jackson shark. See Cestraciont. Shark barrow, the eggcase of a shark; a sea purse. Shark ray. Same as Angel fish (a), under Angel. Thrasher shark, or Thresher shark, a large, voracious shark. See Thrasher. Whale shark, a huge harmless shark (Rhinodon typicus) of the Indian Ocean. It becomes sixty feet or more in length, but has very small teeth.
Carcharodon Rondeleti
Man-eater Man"-eat`er, n. (Zo["o]l.) One who, or that which, has an appetite for human flesh; specifically, one of certain large sharks (esp. Carcharodon Rondeleti); also, a lion or a tiger which has acquired the habit of feeding upon human flesh.

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- Carcharodon is a genus of sharks within the family Lamnidae. The only extant member of the genus is the great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias). Extinct...
- The great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias), also known as the great white, white shark or "white pointer", is a species of large mackerel shark which...
- of the family Lamnidae and a close relative of the great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias). However, it is now cl****ified into the extinct family Otodontidae...
- Carcharodon hubbelli is an extinct species of shark in the genus Carcharodon, known from fossils found in the Pisco Formation in southwestern Peru. The...
- the great white shark, a fact supported by the transitional species Carcharodon hubbelli, and most likely would have been one of the major predators...
- Neoregelia carcharodon is a species in the genus Neoregelia. This species is endemic to Brazil. Neoregelia 'Arching Star' Neoregelia 'Bang' Neoregelia...
- 1939 Genus Carcharodon Smith, 1838 Carcharodon carcharias (Linnaeus, 1758) (great white shark) †Carcharodon caif****ii Lawley, 1876 †Carcharodon hubbelli...
- Müller and Henle, 1838 Genus Carcharodon A. Smith, 1838 Carcharodon carcharias (Linnaeus, 1758) (great white shark) [5] Carcharodon hubbelliGenus Isurus...
- naturalist Louis Ag****iz first identified this shark as a species of Carcharodon in 1843. In 1906, Ameghino renamed this shark as C. chubutensis. In 1964...
- Spinosaurus. The genus Carcharodontosaurus is named after the shark genus Carcharodon, itself composed of the Gr**** karchar[os] (κάρχαρος, meaning "jagged"...
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