Eunotosaurus

noun
Eu·​no·​to·​sau·​rus | \ yüˌnōtəˈsȯrəs \

Definition of Eunotosaurus

: 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

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History and Etymology for Eunotosaurus

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

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“Eunotosaurus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Eunotosaurus. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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