Triassochelys

noun
Tri·​as·​so·​chelys | \ trī¦asō+ \

Definition of Triassochelys

: a genus of extinct turtles of the lower Mesozoic of Europe believed to be the earliest true turtles

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History and Etymology for Triassochelys

New Latin, from triasso- (from International Scientific Vocabulary triassic + -o-) + Chelys

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“Triassochelys.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Triassochelys. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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