Protostega

noun

Pro·​tos·​te·​ga
prəˈtästəgə
: a genus of large marine turtles from the Upper Cretaceous of North America having a carapace and plastron somewhat like those of the leatherback

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from prot- + Greek stegē roof; akin to Latin tegere to cover

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“Protostega.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Protostega. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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