Dolichosaurus

noun
Dol·​i·​cho·​sau·​rus

Definition of Dolichosaurus

: a genus (the type of the family Dolichosauriidae) of small long-necked aquatic fossil lizards from the Upper Cretaceous of England closely related to the recent Varanidae

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“Dolichosaurus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dolichosaurus. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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