Cheirotherium


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Chei`ro`the´ri`um


prop. n.1.(Poleon.) A genus of extinct animals, so named from fossil footprints rudely resembling impressions of the human hand, and believed to have been made by labyrinthodont reptiles. See Illustration in Appendix.
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These were not the massive creatures of popular imagination, but a dog-sized dinosaur called the Cheirotherium.