Definition of Thecodont reptile
1. Noun. Presumably in the common ancestral line to dinosaurs and crocodiles and birds.
Generic synonyms: Archosaur, Archosaurian, Archosaurian Reptile
Group relationships: Order Thecodontia, Thecodontia
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thecodont Reptile
Literary usage of Thecodont reptile
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1. A Monograph of the Fossil Estheriœ by Thomas Rupert Jones (1862)
"... not properly a thecodont reptile, but may form the type of a new family, as its teeth are inserted in the jaws by solid conical fangs. ..."
2. Manual of Geology: Treating of the Principles of the Science, with Special by James Dwight Dana (1876)
"Thus, Amphibians show their inferiority to True Reptiles, in the young having gills, like Fishes; the early thecodont reptile?, inferiority to tlie later, ..."
3. The Wonders of Geology; Or, A Familiar Exposition of Geological Phenomena by Gideon Algernon Mantell (1848)
"A fragment of a jaw with teeth, and a few detached teeth, of a thecodont reptile, apparently related to the Bristol saurians, are, I believe, ..."
4. Siluria: A History of the Oldest Fossiliferous Rocks and Their Foundations by Roderick Impey Murchison (1859)
"... a large thecodont reptile, allied (according to Owen) to the living Monitor. In speaking of the Silurian, Devonian, Carboniferous, and Permian rocks, ..."
5. The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal (1854)
"... appearance of an animal of a higher grade than any one in the foregone eras—a large thecodont reptile—allied (according to Owen) to the living Monitor. ..."
6. American Geology: Containing a Statement of the Principles of the Science by Ebenezer Emmons (1857)
"The double-headed rib is one of the characteristics of the thecodont reptile. The rib figured in the margin is one of the anterior, preserving its three ..."