[ pel-i-kuh-sawr ]
/ ˈpɛl ɪ kəˌsɔr /
any of a group of large primitive reptiles belonging to the extinct order Pelycosauria, abundant in North America and Europe during the Permian Period, often having a tall spinal sail.
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British Dictionary definitions for pelycosaur
/ (ˈpɛlɪkəʊˌsɔː) /
any extinct mammal-like reptile of the order Pelycosauria, of Upper Carboniferous to Lower Permian times, from which the therapsids are thought to have evolved
Word Origin for pelycosaur
C19: from New Latin Pelycosauria, from Greek pelyx bowl, pelvis, + -saur
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