Definition of Rhamphorhynchus in English:

Rhamphorhynchus

noun

  • A genus of rhamphorhynchoid pterosaurs of the Jurassic period, characterized by a pointed beak with forward-pointing teeth, and a tail that typically had a diamond-shaped vane at the tip; (also rhamphorhynchus) a pterosaur of this genus.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London. From scientific Latin Rhamphorhynchus from ancient Greek ῥάμϕος beak + ῥύγχος snout.

Pronunciation

Rhamphorhynchus

/ˌramfə(ʊ)ˈrɪŋkəs/