Plat·​e·​o·​sau·​rus | \ ˌplatēəˈsȯrəs \

Definition of Plateosaurus

: a genus of moderate-sized chiefly bipedal Triassic saurischian dinosaurs on the ancestral line of the Sauropoda

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History and Etymology for Plateosaurus

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

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“Plateosaurus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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