Definition of Archosauria

1. Noun. A large subclass of diapsid reptiles including: crocodiles; alligators; dinosaurs; pterosaurs; plesiosaurs; ichthyosaurs; thecodonts.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Archosauria

Archilochus colubris
Archimedean property
Archimedean solid
Archimedean solids
Archimedean spiral
Archimedean spirals
Archimedes' principle
Archimedes screw
Archimedes screws
Archosargus probatocephalus
Archosargus rhomboidalis
Arctic Archipelago
Arctic Circle
Arctic Ocean
Arctic Sea
Arctic Skuas
Arctic Zone
Arctic char
Arctic chars
Arctic cod
Arctic ground squirrel

Literary usage of Archosauria

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1. Summarized Proceedings ... and a Directory of Members by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1871)
"The last group is rendered unnatural by the presence of the latter order, which possesses the closely articulated quadrate bone of the archosauria. ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1901)
"... up the subclass of archosauria. OP HAY. AMERICAN MUSEUM NATURAL HISTORY, NEW YORK, July 4, 1901. ..."

3. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences by New York Academy of Sciences (1917)
"... nearly related to the primitive archosauria (Diapsida), or two-arched reptiles, and was very widely removed from the mammals, mammal- reptiles, turtles, ..."

4. Text-book of Paleontology by Karl Alfred von Zittel (1902)
"They are known to us simply as a race of peculiarly modified archosauria, or reptiles with two temporal arches, whose origin is as yet mysterious, ..."

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