Definition of Order thecodontia
1. Noun. Extinct terrestrial reptiles having teeth set in sockets; of the late Permian to Triassic.
Generic synonyms: Animal Order
Group relationships: Archosauria, Subclass Archosauria
Member holonyms: Thecodont, Thecodont Reptile
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Order Thecodontia
Literary usage of Order thecodontia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Water Reptiles of the Past and Present by Samuel Wendell Williston (1914)
"... were often called, in his order Thecodontia, based chiefly upon the manner of the insertion of the teeth in sockets. But this has long since been shown ..."
2. Geology of New Jersey by New Jersey Geological Survey (1868)
"Iti general structu-e is little known. It belongs to the order Thecodontia, which combines characters of various other later orders. CRETACEOUS. ..."