HyperDic: archosaur

English > 1 sense of the word archosaur:
NOUNanimalarchosaur, archosaurian, archosaurian reptileextinct reptiles including
English > archosaur: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
MeaningExtinct reptiles including: dinosaurs; plesiosaurs; pterosaurs; ichthyosaurs; thecodonts.
Synonymsarchosaurian, archosaurian reptile
Member ofArchosauria, subclass ArchosauriaA large subclass of diapsid reptiles including
NarrowerdinosaurAny of numerous extinct terrestrial / terrestrial reptiles of the Mesozoic era
ichthyosaurAny of several marine reptiles of the Mesozoic having a body like a porpoise with dorsal and tail fins and paddle-shaped limbs
nothosaurExtinct marine reptile with longer more slender limbs than plesiosaurs and less completely modified for swimming / swimming
plesiosaur, plesiosaurusExtinct marine reptile with a small head on a long neck a short tail and four paddle-shaped limbs
pterosaur, flying reptileAn extinct reptile of the Jurassic and Cretaceous having a bird-like beak and membranous wings supported by the very long fourth digit of each forelimb
thecodont, thecodont reptilepresumably in the common ancestral line to dinosaurs and crocodiles and birds
Broaderdiapsid, diapsid reptilereptile having a pair of openings in the skull behind each eye
Spanisharchosauria, archosaurian, arcosauro
Catalanarchosauria, arcosaure
Adjectivesarchosaurianof or relating to reptiles of the subclass Archosauria

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