: a genus of fossil decapod crustaceans (suborder Reptantia) related to the spiny lobsters and found from the Lias to the Cretaceous especially in lithographic limestones

Word History


New Latin, from Greek eryōn, present participle of eryein to draw out, drag; from the large carapace

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“Eryon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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