subclass Archosauria

noun
a large subclass of diapsid reptiles including: crocodiles; alligators; dinosaurs; pterosaurs; plesiosaurs; ichthyosaurs; thecodonts
Syn: ↑Archosauria
Hypernyms: ↑class
Member Holonyms: ↑Reptilia, ↑class Reptilia
Member Meronyms:

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  • Archosauria — noun a large subclass of diapsid reptiles including: crocodiles; alligators; dinosaurs; pterosaurs; plesiosaurs; ichthyosaurs; thecodonts • Syn: ↑subclass Archosauria • Hypernyms: ↑class • Member Holonyms: ↑Reptilia, ↑class Reptilia …   Useful english dictionary

  • subclass Diapsida — noun used in former classifications to include all living reptiles except turtles; superseded by the two subclasses Lepidosauria and Archosauria • Syn: ↑Diapsida • Hypernyms: ↑reptile, ↑reptilian …   Useful english dictionary

  • reptile — reptilelike, adj. reptiloid /rep tl oyd /, adj. /rep til, tuyl/, n. 1. any cold blooded vertebrate of the class Reptilia, comprising the turtles, snakes, lizards, crocodilians, amphisbaenians, tuatara, and various extinct members including the… …   Universalium

  • archosaur — archosaurian, adj. /ahr keuh sawr /, n. any reptile of the subclass Archosauria, including the dinosaurs, pterosaurs, and crocodilians and characterized by two pairs of openings in the temporal region of the skull. [1965 70; < NL Archosaurus,… …   Universalium

  • archosaurian — I noun extinct reptiles including: dinosaurs; plesiosaurs; pterosaurs; ichthyosaurs; thecodonts • Syn: ↑archosaur, ↑archosaurian reptile • Derivationally related forms: ↑archosaurian (for: ↑archosaur …   Useful english dictionary

  • class Reptilia — noun class of cold blooded air breathing vertebrates with completely ossified skeleton and a body usually covered with scales or horny plates; once the dominant land animals • Syn: ↑Reptilia • Derivationally related forms: ↑reptilian (for:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Reptilia — noun class of cold blooded air breathing vertebrates with completely ossified skeleton and a body usually covered with scales or horny plates; once the dominant land animals • Syn: ↑class Reptilia • Derivationally related forms: ↑reptilian •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • vertebrate — /verr teuh brit, brayt /, adj. 1. having vertebrae; having a backbone or spinal column. 2. belonging or pertaining to the Vertebrata (or Craniata), a subphylum of chordate animals, comprising those having a brain enclosed in a skull or cranium… …   Universalium

  • Pterosauria — noun extinct flying reptiles: pterosaurs • Syn: ↑order Pterosauria • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Archosauria, ↑subclass Archosauria • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • List of reptiles — This is a list of extant reptiles by family, spanning three subclasses.=Subclass Anapsida=Order Testudines Turtles*Suborder Cryptodira **Family Chelydridae Common Snapping Turtles and Alligator Snapping Turtle **Family Emydidae Pond Turtles and… …   Wikipedia

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