Definition of Suborder theropoda
1. Noun. Carnivorous saurischian dinosaurs with short forelimbs; Jurassic and Cretaceous.
Generic synonyms: Animal Order
Group relationships: Sauropodomorpha, Suborder Sauropodomorpha
Member holonyms: Bird-footed Dinosaur, Theropod, Theropod Dinosaur, Suborder Ceratosaura, Carnosaura, Suborder Carnosaura, Genus Compsognathus, Genus Herrerasaurus, Genus Eoraptor, Family Megalosauridae, Megalosauridae, Ornithomimida, Suborder Ornithomimida, Maniraptora, Suborder Maniraptora
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Suborder Theropoda
Literary usage of Suborder theropoda
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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"suborder theropoda. Bipedal carnivorous dinosaurs. Suborder Sauropoda. ... The earliest known dinosaurs belong to the Saurischia, suborder Theropoda, ..."
2. 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 ..."
3. A Manual of Palaeontology for the Use of Students with a General by Henry Alleyne Nicholson, Richard Lydekker (1889)
"The suborder Theropoda some respects a position intermediate between the Omit! (After Marsh.) Fie. 1064.—The left side of the pelvis of ..."
4. A Manual of Palæontology, for the Use of Students: With a General by Henry Alleyne Nicholson, Richard Lydekker (1889)
"The suborder Theropoda holds in some respects a position intermediate between the Ornithopoda Fig. 1064.—The left side of the pelvis of Allosaurus ..."