Limnoscelis

noun Lim·nos·ce·lis \limˈnäsələ̇s\

Definition of Limnoscelis

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of limnoscelis

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


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