plural noun
Ar·​cho·​sau·​ria | \ ˌär-kə-ˈsȯr-ē-ə \

Definition of Archosauria

: a large subclass of Reptilia comprising the dinosaurs, pterosaurs, and crocodilians all distinguished by possessing temporal openings separated from each other by a postorbitosquamosal arch

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archosaurian \ ¦ar-​kə-​¦sȯr-​ē-​ən How to pronounce archosaurian (audio) \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for Archosauria

New Latin, from archo- (from Greek archōn) + -sauria

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“Archosauria.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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