Definition of Sauropterygia

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




Definition of Sauropterygia

1. n. pl. Same as Plesiosauria.

Medical Definition of Sauropterygia

1. Same as Plesiosauria. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. A lizard +, a wing. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sauropterygia

saurischian dinosaur
saurischians
saurobatrachia
sauroderma
saurognathous
sauroid
sauroidichnite
saurology
sauropod
sauropod dinosaur
sauropoda
sauropods
sauropsid
sauropsida
sauropsids
sauropterygia (current term)
sauropterygian
sauropterygians
saururae
saury
sausage-shaped
sausage balloon
sausage casing
sausage casings
sausage curl
sausage dog
sausage factory
sausage fest
sausage fests

Literary usage of Sauropterygia

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1. On the Anatomy of Vertebrates by Richard Owen (1866)
"Vertebral column of sauropterygia.—In this extinct order of aquatic Reptiles the vertebral bodies had their terminal articular surfaces either flat or ..."

2. On the Anatomy of Vertebrates by Richard Owen (1866)
"Vertebral column of sauropterygia.—In this extinct order of aquatic Reptiles the vertebral bodies had their terminal articular surfaces either flat or ..."

3. Palaeontology Or A Systematic Summary of Extinct Animals and Their by Richard Owen (1861)
"sauropterygia.* No post-orbital and supra-temporal bones : large temporal and other vacuities between certain cranial bones; a foramen parietale; ..."

4. Water Reptiles of the Past and Present by Samuel Wendell Williston (1914)
"CHAPTER VI sauropterygia Very scanty are the early human records of those strange reptiles known as the plesiosaurs. ..."

5. 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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