Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An order of extinct Reptilia, so called from the resemblance of the dentition in some respects to that of mammals. There was in some forms a large laniariform canine tooth on each side of each jaw, separating definable incisors from the molar teeth. The head somewhat resembled a turtle's; the vertebræ were amphicœlous, the limbs ambulatory with well-developed pectoral and pelvic arches; the humerus had a supracondylar foramen. Many genera have been described from the Permian and Triassic of Africa, as Dicynodon, Cynodraco, Tigrisuchus, and Galesaurus. The original application of the term has been modified by subsequent discoveries; it has become an inexact synonym of Theromorpha, and has been used instead of Pelycosauria. Also
Theriodontaand Therodontia. See cut under Dicynodon.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Paleon.) An extinct order of reptiles found in the Permian and Triassic formations in South Africa. In some respects they resembled carnivorous mammals. Called also
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