saurischian dinosaur

saurischian dinosaur
herbivorous or carnivorous dinosaur having a three-pronged pelvis like that of a crocodile
Syn: ↑saurischian
Hypernyms: ↑dinosaur
Member Holonyms: ↑Saurischia, ↑order Saurischia

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  • dinosaur — /duy neuh sawr /, n. 1. any chiefly terrestrial, herbivorous or carnivorous reptile of the extinct orders Saurischia and Ornithischia, from the Mesozoic Era, certain species of which are the largest known land animals. 2. something that is… …   Universalium

  • Dinosaur — For other uses, see Dinosaur (disambiguation). Dinosaurs Temporal range: Late Triassic–Late Cretaceous, 231.4–65.5 Ma …   Wikipedia

  • saurischian — /saw ris kee euhn/, n. 1. any herbivorous or carnivorous dinosaur of the order Saurischia, having a three pronged pelvis resembling that of a crocodile. Cf. ornithischian. adj. 2. belonging or pertaining to the Saurischia. [1885 90; < NL… …   Universalium

  • saurischian — 1. noun Any dinosaur of the order Saurischia 2. adjective Characteristic of these dinosaurs …   Wiktionary

  • saurischian — [sɔ: rɪskɪən, rɪʃɪən] noun Palaeontology a dinosaur of a group with a pelvic structure resembling that of lizards. Compare with ornithischian. Origin C19: from mod. L. Saurischia (name of an order), from Gk sauros lizard + iskhion hip joint …   English new terms dictionary

  • saurischian — saur•is•chi•an [[t]sɔˈrɪs ki ən[/t]] n. 1) pal any carnivorous or herbivorous dinosaur of the order Saurischia, in which the pelvic structure resembles that of lizards 2) pal belonging or pertaining to the Saurischia • Etymology: < NL… …   From formal English to slang

  • Saturnalia (dinosaur) — Taxobox name = Saturnalia fossil range = Late Triassic regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Sauropsida superordo = Dinosauria ordo = Saurischia familia = Guaibasauridae genus = Saturnalia genus authority= Langer et al ., 1999 subdivision …   Wikipedia

  • bird-footed dinosaur — noun any of numerous carnivorous dinosaurs of the Triassic to Cretaceous with short forelimbs that walked or ran on strong hind legs • Syn: ↑theropod, ↑theropod dinosaur • Hypernyms: ↑saurischian, ↑saurischian dinosaur • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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