sauropterygian

[saw-rop-tuh-rij-ee-uh n]
adjective
  1. of or relating to a sauropterygian.
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sauropterygian in Science

sauropterygian

[sô-rŏp′tə-rĭjē-ən]
  1. Any of various extinct aquatic reptiles of the group Sauropterygia of the Mesozoic Era. Sauropterygians were carnivorous, had paddlelike limbs, and included the plesiosaurs. They were distantly related to the dinosaurs.
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