What is another word for Genus Isurus?

Pronunciation: [d͡ʒˈɛnəs ˈɪsɜːɹəs] (IPA)

Genus Isurus is a group of sharks that are commonly referred to as mako sharks. Makos belong to the family Lamnidae and are known for their impressive speed and agility in the water. The scientific name for this genus comes from the Greek word "isos" meaning "equal" and "oura" meaning "tail", referring to the symmetrical shape of their tail fins. In common language, mako sharks may also be referred to as blue pointers, grayhounds of the sea, or sharp-nosed sharks. These synonymic names mainly relate to the characteristics of the mako sharks, such as their blue-grey coloration, sleek build, and pointed noses that make them ideal predators in their marine habitats.

Synonyms for Genus isurus:

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    Isurus Other relevant words (noun):

What are the hypernyms for Genus isurus?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
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    Chondrichthyes (class of cartilaginous fishes), Elasmobranchii (subclass of cartilaginous fishes), Whale Shark (species of cartilaginous fish).

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