plural noun
Pro·​gan·​o·​chel·​i·​dae | \ prōˌganəˈkeləˌdē \

Definition of Proganochelidae

: a family of extinct Triassic turtles that are the earliest known representatives of the Thecophora

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History and Etymology for Proganochelidae

New Latin, from Proganochelys, type genus (from pro- entry 1 + Greek ganos brightness + chelys tortoise) + -idae

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“Proganochelidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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