Nothosaurus

noun
Noth·​o·​sau·​rus

Definition of Nothosaurus

: a genus of extinct reptiles (suborder Nothosauria) resembling the plesiosaurs but having longer and more slender limbs less completely modified for swimming

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“Nothosaurus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nothosaurus. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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