Definition of Edaphosaurus

1. Noun. Heavy-bodied reptile with a dorsal sail or crest; of the late Paleozoic.

Generic synonyms: Synapsid, Synapsid Reptile
Group relationships: Genus Edaphosaurus



Definition of Edaphosaurus

1. Noun. any of several dinosaurs of the family Edaphosauridae, from the Carboniferous and Permian periods, that had a distinctive dorsal sail or crest ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Edaphosaurus

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edamame
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edaphic community
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edaphophyte
edaphophytes
edaphosaurid
edaphosaurids
edaphosaurus (current term)
edathamil
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Literary usage of Edaphosaurus

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1. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1906)
"ON THE SKULL OF edaphosaurus POGONIAS COPE. By EC CASE. PLATE VII. ... The specimen of edaphosaurus pogonias Cope is unique, nothing identifiable with it ..."

2. Revision of the Pelycosauria of North America by Ermine Cowles Case (1907)
"To me it seems extremely probable that the two genera must be united. This materially alters our conception of the character of edaphosaurus ..."

3. Contributions by Walker Museum of Paleontology, University of Chicago (1918)
"While no valid characteristics distinguishing edaphosaurus from ... In several forms, presumably species, which may confidently be referred to edaphosaurus, ..."

4. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1914)
"It is as well preserved as that of the edaphosaurus, both sides being present and identical in appearance and the details of the structure further verified ..."

5. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1885)
"The bones of this specimen are in excellent preservation. They were recovered by Mr. WF Cummins from the Peruvian beds of Texas. edaphosaurus ..."

6. The Origin and Evolution of Life: On the Theory of Action, Reaction and by Henry Fairfield Osborn (1918)
"Modified after Schuchert. smooth (Dimetrodon), sometimes provided with transverse rods (edaphosaurus cruciger). These structures may have developed through ..."

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