(pronounced eh-LAZZ-mo-SAWR-us) Elasmosaurus meaning plate lizard) was a huge, long-necked, Cretaceous marine reptile - a plesiosaur , not a dinosaur.
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E·las`mo·sau'rus noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... a metal plate + ... a lizard.] (Paleon.) An extinct, long-necked, marine, cretaceous reptile from Kansas, allied to Plesiosaurus.
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<paleontology> An extinct, long-necked, marine, cretaceous reptile from Kansas, allied to Plesiosaurus. ... Origin: NL, fr. Gr. A metal plate + a lizard. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (01 Mar 1998) ...
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• (n.) An extinct, long-necked, marine, cretaceous reptile from Kansas, allied to Plesiosaurus.
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(from the article `plesiosaur`) ...in size. Kronosaurus, for example, was an Early Cretaceous pliosaur from Australia that grew to about 12 metres; the skull alone measured about ...
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Elasmosaurus A plate (bone) lizard from Late Cretaceous North America. It was a plesiosaur, not a dinosaur. Named by Edward Drinker Cope (1840-1897) in 1868.
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Elasmosaurus (s; from Greek ελασμος elasmos `thin plate` (referring to thin plates in its pelvic girdle) + σαυρος sauros `lizard`) is a genus of plesiosaur with an extremely long neck that lived in the Late Cretaceous period (Campanian stage), 80.5 million years ago. Elasmosaurus was a...
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