Definition of Theropoda

1. Noun. Carnivorous saurischian dinosaurs with short forelimbs; Jurassic and Cretaceous.




Definition of Theropoda

1. n. pl. An order of carnivorous dinosaurs in which the feet are less birdlike, and hence more like those of an ordinary quadruped, than in the Ornithopoda. It includes the rapacious genera Megalosaurus, Creosaurus, and their allies.

Medical Definition of Theropoda

1. An order of carnivorous dinosaurs in which the feet are less birdlike, and hence more like those of an ordinary quadruped, than in the Ornithopoda. It includes the repacious genera Megalosaurus, Creosaurus, and their allies. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. A beast +, foot. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Theropoda

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Literary usage of Theropoda

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1. Catalogue of the Fossil Reptilia and Amphibia in the British Museum (Natural by Richard Lydekker (1888)
"Suborder Theropoda. Premaxilla completely toothed; nares, when known (fig. 26) terminal, and a large preorbital vacuity ; quadrate elongated, and directed ..."

2. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1898)
"Moreover the most bird-like foot is either that of one of the Theropoda (which are excluded by their pelvis) or of some of the latest Ornithopoda. ..."

3. The University Geological Survey of Kansas by Erasmus Haworth, Kansas Geological Survey (1898)
"distinct groups : the Sauropoda, Theropoda and ... Theropoda comprise bipedal carnivorous forms of more slender constructions and hollow bones, ..."

4. Bulletin by Geological Society of America (1919)
"... may-be referable to the Theropoda. There are some ribs among those which certainly do not agree in characters with the majority of ..."

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