Meaning of anthracosaur in English:


Pronunciation /ˈanθrəkəsɔː/


  • A member of a group of reptile-like labyrinthodont amphibians of the Carboniferous and early Permian periods, including Anthracosaurus.

    The formal taxonomic treatment of the group within the early tetrapods has varied, with some writers using Anthracosauria as the name of an order or suborder.


Late 19th century; earliest use found in Ebenezer Brewer (1810–1897), educationist and lexicographer. From scientific Latin Anthracosaurus Anthracosaurus, with omission of the ending.