Definition of Theriodontia. Meaning of Theriodontia. Synonyms of Theriodontia
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Definition of Theriodontia
TheriodontiaTheriodontia The`ri*o*don"ti*a, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ? (dim.
of ? a beast) + ?, ?, a tooth.] (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 Theromorpha.
Note: They had biconcave vertebr[ae], ambulatory limbs, and a
well-developed pelvis and shoulder girdle. Some of the
species had large maxillary teeth. The head somewhat
resembled that of a turtle. The Dicynodont is one of
the best-known examples. See Dicynodont.
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