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

Word History


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

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“Plateosaurus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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