Placodus

noun
Plac·​o·​dus | \ˈplakədəs\

Definition of Placodus 

: a genus (the type of the family Placodontidae of the suborder Placodontia) comprising rather large extinct reptiles from the marine Trias of central Europe that have short broad bodies and broad flat molar teeth on the palate and dentary bones apparently adapted to crushing mollusks

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New Latin, from plac- + -odus

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