Pliosaurus

noun
Plio·​sau·​rus

Definition of Pliosaurus

: a genus (usually the type of the family Pliosauridae) of extinct marine reptiles that is related to Plesiosaurus but distinguished by a much shorter neck and larger head

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History and Etymology for Pliosaurus

New Latin, from pleio- + -saurus

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“Pliosaurus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pliosaurus. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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