klīˈda(ˌ) stēz
: a genus of large extinct North American Cretaceous fish-eating marine lizards in many respects resembling the recent monitors compare mosasaurus , varanidae

Word History


New Latin, probably irregular from Greek kleid-, kleis key; akin to Latin claudere to shut

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“Clidastes.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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