dimetrodon

NOUN
  1. carnivorous dinosaur of the Permian in North America having a crest or dorsal sail
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  • Dimetrodon is neither a reptile nor a mammal, but a basal synapsid - that is, an early relative of the ancestors of mammals.
  • I was under the impression that “therapsid” always referred to a kind of synapsid reptile and was distinct from “pelycosaur” another kind of synapsid think dimetrodon. Controversies in Evolution: 'Jurassic beaver' unearthed in China - The Panda's Thumb
  • But the iguanas in dinosaur costumes, super-sized dimetrodons, superimposed supposed menaces, don't cut it.
  • Otherwise, we have more of the lumbering and vaguely stegosaur-like "stegodons" seen elsewhere in Azeroth and a bizarre mutation of basilisk that they're calling "Diemetradon" (clearly loosely inspired by the Permian-aged Dimetrodon, which, you'll note, isn't a dinosaur, but, rather, a pelycosaurian synapsid). Howard Hughes Looks the Other Way
  • Nicknamed "Wet Willi," the skull and fossils belong to Dimetrodon giganhomogenes.
  • A characteristic pelycosaur was Dimetrodon, a large predator from the Permian of Texas.
  • The least-seen pieces are the little Dimetrodon (at the top) and the Lambeosaurus (at upper right), neither of which were released in flexi-plastic form. Archive 2006-08-01
  • All too often books written for a popular audience include animals such as mammoths, mastodons, plesiosaurs, ichthyosaurs, and the sail-backed Dimetrodon.
  • Otherwise, we have more of the lumbering and vaguely stegosaur-like "stegodons" seen elsewhere in Azeroth and a bizarre mutation of basilisk that they're calling "Diemetradon" (clearly loosely inspired by the Permian-aged Dimetrodon, which, you'll note, isn't a dinosaur, but, rather, a pelycosaurian synapsid). Howard Hughes Looks the Other Way
  • What about the 30-inch dragonflies, six inch cockroaches, and the dimetrodons of the Permian period?
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