nothosaur

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Noun1.nothosaur - extinct marine reptile with longer more slender limbs than plesiosaurs and less completely modified for swimming
archosaur, archosaurian, archosaurian reptile - extinct reptiles including: dinosaurs; plesiosaurs; pterosaurs; ichthyosaurs; thecodonts
genus Nothosaurus - a genus of Nothosauria
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However, some findings were determined at generic or specific level: the placodont Paraplacodus Peyer 1931a (Pinna, 1990); the nothosauroid Simosaurus Meyer 1842 (Miguel Chaves et al, 2015); and the nothosaurs Lariosaurus balsami Curioni 1847 (Sanz, 1976), "Ceresiosaurus" sp.
The nothosaur genus Lariosaurus (including its junior synonym Ceresiosaurus sensu Rieppel 1998a), presents, like the pachypleurosaurs, zygapophyseal pachyostosis, and very low neural spines (Rieppel, 1998a; 2000).
Over the years trackmakers have been associated with areoscelids, nothosaurs, prolacertiforms and neodiapsids.