Definition of Nothosaur

1. Noun. Extinct marine reptile with longer more slender limbs than plesiosaurs and less completely modified for swimming.

Generic synonyms: Archosaur, Archosaurian, Archosaurian Reptile
Group relationships: Genus Nothosaurus



Definition of Nothosaur

1. Noun. Any of several extinct marine reptiles, of the order ''Nothosauroidea'', from the Triassic period ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nothosaur

nothing like
nothing special
nothing to it
nothing to see
nothing to sneeze at
nothing to write home about
nothing ventured, nothing gained
nothingarian
nothingarianism
nothingarians
nothingism
nothingness
nothingnesses
nothings
nothogenus
nothosaur (current term)
nothospecies
nothura
nothuras
noticable
notice
notice board
notice boards
noticeability
noticeable
noticeableness
noticeably
noticeboard
noticeboards
noticed

Literary usage of Nothosaur

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1. Manual of Geology: Treating of the Principles of the Science with Special by James Dwight Dana (1875)
"... or Swimming Saurians of the Triassic— the nothosaur type — had the open skull of a Batrachian ; but, in the Jurassic, the group rose to the higher grade ..."

2. The Ancient Life-history of the Earth: A Comprehensive Outline of the by Henry Alleyne Nicholson (1898)
"... and the characters of its dental apparatus indicate that it was much more peaceful in its habits than its asso ciates the nothosaur and Si- ..."

3. Palaeontology or a systematic summary of extinct animals and their by Richard Owen (1861)
"... to the interorbital regions much more than in the nothosaur, and the depth of the skull behind the orbit is greater in proportion to its length. ..."

4. Water Reptiles of the Past and Present by Samuel Wendell Williston (1914)
"It was von Meyer, however, who first introduced a nothosaur to the scientific world under the name ..."

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