Definition of Order sauropterygia

1. Noun. Extinct marine reptiles: plesiosaurs; nothosaurs.

Exact synonyms: Sauropterygia
Generic synonyms: Animal Order
Group relationships: Archosauria, Subclass Archosauria
Member holonyms: Plesiosauria, Suborder Plesiosauria, Nothosauria, Suborder Nothosauria

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Order Sauropterygia

order Rheiformes
order Rhoeadales
order Rhynchocephalia
order Rickettsiales
order Rodentia
order Rosales
order Rubiales
order Salicales
order Salientia
order Santalales
order Sapindales
order Saprolegniales
order Sarcosporidia
order Sarraceniales
order Saurischia
order Sauropterygia
order Scandentia
order Sclerodermatales
order Scleroparei
order Scorpionida
order Scrophulariales
order Secotiales
order Selaginellales
order Siluriformes
order Siphonaptera
order Siphonophora
order Sirenia
order Solenichthyes
order Solenogastres
order Spatangoida

Literary usage of Order sauropterygia

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1. A Manual of Zoology by Henry Alleyne Nicholson (1870)
"... essentially marine animals, and they have been often included with the next order (Sauropterygia) in a common group, under the name of ..."

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