Definition of Order sauropterygia
1. Noun. Extinct marine reptiles: plesiosaurs; nothosaurs.
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
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 ..."