plural noun

: a suborder of Cotylosauria comprising reptiles of the Carboniferous and Lower Permian which are sometimes held to be generalized forms ancestral to most later reptiles and to mammals and birds though possessing distinctly specialized dentition

Word History


New Latin, from Captorhinus, type genus + -o- + -morpha

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“Captorhinomorpha.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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