Eunotosaurus

noun Eu·no·to·sau·rus \yüˌnōtəˈsȯrəs\

Definition of Eunotosaurus

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of eunotosaurus

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


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