Plateosaurus

noun

Plat·​e·​o·​sau·​rus
ˌplatēəˈsȯrəs
: a genus of moderate-sized chiefly bipedal Triassic saurischian dinosaurs on the ancestral line of the Sauropoda

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek platē oar + New Latin -saurus; akin to Greek platys flat, broad

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“Plateosaurus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Plateosaurus. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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