Definition of Cheirotherium. Meaning of Cheirotherium. Synonyms of Cheirotherium

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Definition of Cheirotherium

Cheirotherium
Cheirotherium Chei`ro*the"ri*um, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? hand + ? beast.] (Poleon.) A genus of extinct animals, so named from fossil footprints rudely resembling impressions of the human hand, and believed to have been made by labyrinthodont reptiles. See Illustration in Appendix.

Meaning of Cheirotherium from wikipedia

- Chirotherium, also known as Cheirotherium (‘hand-beast’), is a Tri****ic trace fossil consisting of five-fingered (pentadactyle) footprints and whole tracks...
- Oxford University Museum of Natural History (OUMNH). A creature named Cheirotherium was, for a long time and still may be, only known from its fossilised...
- [Halin****inae Reinhart 1959] Genus †Metaxytherium de Christol 1840 [Cheirotherium Bruno 1839 non Kaup 1835; Felsinotherium Capellini 1872; Fucotherium...
- to be very close to or possible even the same species that made the Cheirotherium trace fossils found in Germany. It too shows a narrow track-way, similar...
- fragmentary body fossils are known from dicynodonts. The footprints of Cheirotherium and Rhynchosauroides are common in the Wupatki Member. Geology of the...
- Hybodus and Lepidotus. Labyrinthodonts represented by the footprints of Cheirotherium and the bones of Mastodonsaurus (originally called Labyrinthodon) and...
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