Meaning of cotylosaur in English:


Pronunciation /kəˈtʌɪləsɔː/

See synonyms for cotylosaur


  • A member of the extinct order Cotylosauria of primitive reptiles, chiefly of the Permian and Triassic periods, which were characterized by short limbs and a rather high, narrow, unfenestrated skull.


Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine. From scientific Latin Cotylosauria, order name: see -saur.