cynodontia definition

  • noun:
    • a division of Triassic Therapsida comprising small carnivorous reptiles often with mammallike teeth.
    • a division associated with the purchase Therapsida through the Triassic duration comprising little carnivorous tetrapod reptiles frequently with mammal-like teeth
    • a division of Triassic Therapsida comprising tiny carnivorous reptiles frequently with mammallike teeth.
    • a division of this order Therapsida from Triassic period comprising little carnivorous tetrapod reptiles frequently with mammal-like teeth
  • others:
    • A suborder of anomodont reptiles of medium dimensions, getting the squamosal expanded, the quadrate paid down, and dual occipital condyles: Owen's household Cynodontia (1876), raised to a suborder by Osborn (1903).
    • A suborder of anomodont reptiles of medium size, having the squamosal broadened, the quadrate paid off, and two fold occipital condyles: Owen's household Cynodontia (1876), lifted to a suborder by Osborn (1903).

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