: a genus of very primitive Lower Permian reptiles (order Cotylosauria) of the southwestern U.S. that are clumsily built creatures about five feet long somewhat like lizards and now thought to be very near the point of divergence between amphibians and reptiles

Word History


New Latin, from limn- + Greek skelis, schelis rib of beef; akin to Greek skelos leg

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“Limnoscelis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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