Synaptosauria

plural noun Syn·ap·to·sau·ria \sə̇ˌnaptəˈsȯrēə\

Definition of Synaptosauria

  1. :  a subclass of Reptilia comprising Permian and Mesozoic typically aquatic or amphibious reptiles with temporal openings high on the roof of the skull and including the orders Protorosauria and Sauropterygia

synaptosaurian

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of synaptosauria

New Latin, from Greek synaptos + New Latin -sauria


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