Definition of Genus plesiosaurus
1. Noun. A reptile genus of suborder Plesiosauria.
Group relationships: Plesiosauria, Suborder Plesiosauria
Member holonyms: Plesiosaur, Plesiosaurus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Plesiosaurus
Literary usage of Genus plesiosaurus
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1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1840)
"The part of the skeleton of the genus Plesiosaurus, which has been subject to the greatest extent of modification, is the cervical region, which becomes ..."
2. Palaeontology Or A Systematic Summary of Extinct Animals and Their by Richard Owen (1861)
"Genus PLESIOSAURUS.—The discovery of this genus forms one of the most important additions that geology has made to comparative anatomy. ..."
3. Descriptive Catalogue of the Fossil Organic Remains of Reptilia and Pisces by Museum, Royal College of Surgeons of England (1854)
"... from the similarly shaped tooth of the Mosasaurus. From the Kimmeridge clay of Market Rasen, Yorkshire. Presented by Prof. Owen, FRS genus plesiosaurus. ..."
4. The Ancient Life-history of the Earth: A Comprehensive Outline of the by Henry Alleyne Nicholson (1897)
"An extinct order of Reptiles, called by Huxley Plesiosauria, from the typical genus Plesiosaurus. ..."
5. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1894)
"The ventral ray extends transversely inward to the median ventral line towards its fellow, in a way to which no part of the bone in the genus Plesiosaurus ..."
6. An Introduction to Geology by William Berryman Scott (1914)
"... the typical genus Plesiosaurus (Fig. 294) the head is relatively very small, and the jaws are provided with large, sharp teeth, set in distinct sockets. ..."
7. Address Delivered at the Anniversary Meeting of the Geological Society of by Joseph Ellison Portlock (1858)
"... the existing Crocodile, a conclusion in the interest of which, when the relations of time arc considered, the genus Plesiosaurus must manifestly share. ..."