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  1. Sauropterygia, order Sauropterygianoun

    extinct marine reptiles: plesiosaurs; nothosaurs

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sauropterygia

    same as Plesiosauria

    Etymology: [NL., fr. Gr. a lizard + , , a wing.]


  1. Sauropterygia

    Sauropterygia were a group of very successful aquatic reptiles that flourished during the Mesozoic before they became extinct at the end of the era. They were united by a radical adaptation of their shoulder, designed to support powerful flipper strokes. Some later sauropterygians like the pliosaurs developed a similar mechanism in their pelvis.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sauropterygia in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sauropterygia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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