any of a subclass (Archosauria) of reptiles, including the dinosaurs, pterosaurs, crocodilians, and thecodonts
Origin of archosaurfrom Modern Latin Archosauria from Classical Greek arch?n (see archon) + sauros, lizard
Any of various vertebrates of the group Archosauria, having a single opening in each side of the skull in front of the eye socket, and including the dinosaurs, birds, pterosaurs, and modern crocodilians.
Origin of archosaurNew Latin Archosauria subclass name Greek arkhos ruler Greek sauros lizard
From New Latin Archosauria (“taxonomic division of extinct reptiles"), from á¼„ÏÏ‡Ï‰Î½ (archÅn, “leader") + ÏƒÎ±ÏÏÎ± (saura, “lizard")