Definition of Ceratosaur

1. Noun. Primitive medium-sized theropod; swift-running bipedal carnivorous dinosaur having grasping hands with sharp claws and a short horn between the nostrils; Jurassic in North America.

Exact synonyms: Ceratosaurus
Generic synonyms: Bird-footed Dinosaur, Theropod, Theropod Dinosaur
Group relationships: Suborder Ceratosaura
Specialized synonyms: Coelophysis



Definition of Ceratosaur

1. Noun. (zoology) Any of many dinosaurs of the infraorder ''Ceratosauria'' ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ceratosaur

ceratocricoid
ceratocricoid ligament
ceratocricoid muscle
ceratodus
ceratoduses
ceratoglossus
ceratohyal
ceratohyals
ceratoid
ceratopharyngeal part of middle pharyngeal constrictor
ceratopogonidae
ceratopsian
ceratopsians
ceratopsid
ceratopsids
ceratosaur (current term)
ceratosaurian
ceratosaurians
ceratosaurs
ceratosaurus
ceratozamia
ceraunics
cerauno-
ceraunoscopy
cercal
cercaria
cercariae
cercarial
cercarian
cercarians

Literary usage of Ceratosaur

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The History of North America by Guy Carleton Lee, Francis Newton Thorpe (1905)
"The knob-nosed ceratosaur (ceratosaurus nasicornis) seems to have been a long-tailed kangaroo-like lizard, some seventeen or eighteen feet in length. ..."

2. The Elements of Geology by William Harmon Norton (1921)
"... with the powerful hind limbs on which the animal stalked about. Note the sharp claws and ponderous tail. The ceratosaur was fifteen feet long, ..."

3. Proceedings by Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History Society (1893)
"... at Stonesfield, in Oxfordshire, in 1824. It was smaller than the iguanodon, but still a very large animal. One allied form, the ceratosaur ..."

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