The name Laelaps is a name attributed to the following:

*Laelaps was a Greek mythological dog who never failed to catch what he was hunting.

*The name "Laelaps" was also given a genus of theropod dinosaur discovered in the marl pits of New Jersey (Navesink Formation, early Maastrichtian). Described by American paleontologist Edward Drinker Cope in 1866, after the mythological dog, the binomen "Laelaps aquilunguis" was changed to "Dryptosaurus aquilunguis" 11 years later by Cope's rival, Othniel Charles Marsh, when he learned that the name "Laelaps" had already been used (see below).

*"Laelaps" is a genus of mites which are ectoparasites of rodents. The most familiar species is the spiny rat mite "Laelaps echidninus", because it is a common parasite of fancy rats.

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  • Laelaps — ? Laelaps Научная классификация Царство: Животные Тип: Членистоногие Класс: Паукообразные …   Википедия

  • Laelaps — L[ae] laps, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a dark, furious storm.] (Paleon.) A genus of huge, carnivorous, dinosaurian reptiles from the Cretaceous formation of the United States. They had very large hind legs and tail, and are supposed to have been bipedal …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Laelaps — steht für: einen der Jagdhunde des Aktaion den ursprünglichen Namen für Dryptosaurus, eine Gattung theropoder Dinosaurier Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter Begriffe. Kategorie:… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Laelaps — LAELAPS, apis, auch einer von Aktäons Hunden. Ovid. Met. III. 211. Hygin. Fab. 181 …   Gründliches mythologisches Lexikon

  • Laelaps [1] — LAELAPS, ăpis, ein besonderer Hund der Diana, welcher die Eigenschaft hatte, daß ihm kein Thier entlaufen konnte. Sie schenkete ihn aber der Prokris, und diese dem Cephalus. Hygin. Fab. 189. Nach andern soll ihn Prokris vom Minos erhalten haben,… …   Gründliches mythologisches Lexikon

  • Laelaps — Laelaps, perro legendario de la mitologia griega. Fue un regalo que Zeus dio a Europa. Su principal característica era que nunca soltaba a su presa …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • LAELAPS — nomen canis Actaeonis, Ovid. Met. l. 3. v. 211. Nebrophonosque valens, et trux cum Laelape Theron …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Laelaps — En la mitología griega, Laelaps (en griego antiguo Λαῖλαψ Lailaps, ‘viento de tormenta’) era un legendario perro que siempre atrapaba a su presa cuando cazaba. Fue un regalo que Zeus hizo a Europa y que posteriormente pasó a poder de su hijo… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Laelaps (mythology) — Laelaps was a Greek mythological dog who never failed to catch what he was hunting. In one version of Laelaps origin, he was a gift from Zeus to Europa. The hound was passed down to King Minos. Minos had been cursed by his wife; he ejaculated… …   Wikipedia

  • Laelaps (animal) —   Laelaps (animal) Clasificación científica Reino: Animalia …   Wikipedia Español

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