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Teeth Of New Placodont Species Point To European Origin
2013-03-28 08:30:55

Watch the video "A New Fossil Species Of Armored Fish" April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Placodonts inhabited the flat coastal regions of the Tethys Ocean, in what is modern day Europe and China, for about 50 million years. These ocean-dwelling reptiles of the Triassic period had one truly distinctive feature — their unusual teeth. They had two rows of flattened teeth on the upper jaw — one on the palate and one on the jawbone — and just one set on...

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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.