archelon


archelon
\\ˈärkəˌlän\ noun
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, probably irregular from archi- + Greek chelōnē tortoise; akin to Greek chelys tortoise — more at chelys
: a genus of very large extinct marine turtles from the Cretaceous of So. Dakota having a well-developed plastron but poorly developed carapace

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  • Archelon — ▪ fossil sea turtle  extinct giant sea turtle known from fossilized remains found in North American rocks of the Late Cretaceous epoch (100 million to 66 million years ago). Archelon, protected by a shell similar to that found in modern sea… …   Universalium

  • Archelon — …   Википедия

  • Archelon — Ar|che|lon das; s, s <zu gr. arche̅ »Anfang, Ursprung« u. chelo̅nē »Schildkröte«> fossile Riesenschildkröte aus der Kreidezeit (Geol.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • archelon — ar·che·lon …   English syllables

  • Archelon ischyros — Archelon Archelon …   Wikipédia en Français


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