: a genus of small generalized reptiles from the Middle Permian of southern Africa that have the vertebrae reduced in number and the ribs broad and somewhat leaf-shaped, are often considered ancestral to the turtles, and are commonly placed in a separate suborder of Chelonia

Word History


New Latin, probably from Greek eunōtos stout-backed (from eu- + nōtos, nōton back) + New Latin -saurus

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“Eunotosaurus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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