diplodocus
noun Etymology: New Latin, genus name, from dipl- + Greek dokos beam, from dekesthai, dechesthai to receive; akin to Latin decēre to be fitting — more at decent Date: 1884 any of a genus (Diplodocus) of large herbivorous sauropod dinosaurs of the late Jurassic known from remains found in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, and Utah

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  • Diplodocus — Skelettabguss von Diplodocus im Berliner Hauptbahnhof. Zeitraum Oberer Jura 155 bis 145 Mio. Jahre Fundorte Nordamerika …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Diplodocus — Diplodocus …   Wikipédia en Français

  • diplodocus — [ diplɔdɔkys ] n. m. • 1890; lat. sc.; de diplo et gr. dokos « poutre », à cause des os doubles de ses vertèbres ♦ Reptile dinosaurien, dont on a trouvé les ossements fossiles dans le jurassique supérieur des montagnes Rocheuses. Le diplodocus… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • diplodocus — DIPLODÓCUS s.m. Dinozaurian erbivor lung de peste 25 m, având capul foarte mic, cu dinţi subţiri şi mici, cu gâtul şi coada foarte lungi. [var. diplodoc s.m. / < fr. diplodocus]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 22.02.2005. Sursa: DN …   Dicționar Român

  • diplodocus — ☆ diplodocus [dip läd′ə kəs, diplō′dəkəs ] n. [ModL < DIPLO + Gr dokos, main supporting beam: coined (1878) by O.C. Marsh (1831 99), U.S. paleontologist] any of a genus (Diplodocus) of huge, plant eating sauropod dinosaurs of the Jurassic and… …   English World dictionary

  • Diplodocus —   [griechisch dokós »Balken«], zu den Saurischiern gestellte Gattung 25 30 m langer, bis 5 m hoher und 10 t schwerer Dinosaurier aus dem oberen Malm des westlichen Nordamerika; Körper mit sehr langem Schwanz, langem Hals, kleinem, lang… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • diplodocus — → diplodoco …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • diplodocus — 1884, coined in Modern Latin in 1878 by U.S. paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh (1831 1899) from Gk. diploos double (see DIPLOID (Cf. diploid)) + dokos a beam. So called for the peculiar structure of the tail bones …   Etymology dictionary

  • diplodocus — o diplodoco sustantivo masculino 1. Reptil del grupo de los dinosaurios, de gran tamaño, cabeza pequeña, cola y cuello largos: El diplodoco tenía una mandíbula muy blanda …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • diplodocus — m. Zool. Tipo de dinosaurio de hasta 25 m de longitud y cuello muy largo, propio del Jurásico superior en América del Norte …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Diplodocus — Not to be confused with Diplocaulus. Chordata Diplodocus Temporal range: Late Jurassic, 154–150 Ma …   Wikipedia

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