Coelophysis meaning

sēlə-fīsĭs
A small carnivorous theropod dinosaur of the genus Coelophysis of the Triassic Period, having a long neck and tail and an elongated snout.
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A taxonomic genus within the order Saurischia — an early carnivorous bipedal dinosaur.
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Origin of coelophysis

  • New Latin Coelophysis genus name Greek koilos hollow keuə- in Indo-European roots Greek phusis form bheuə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Ancient Greek κοῖλος (koilos, “hollow”) + φύσις (physis, “form”)

    From Wiktionary