Sauropoda

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Sauropoda any of the sauropod dinosaurs
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Sauropoda (Paleon) An extinct order of herbivorous dinosaurs having the feet of a saurian type, instead of birdlike, as they are in many dinosaurs. It includes the largest known land animals, belonging to Brontosaurus, Camarasaurus, and allied genera. See Illustration in Appendix.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sauropoda An order of Dinosauria. It contains gigantic herbivorous dinosaurs with plantigrade unguiculate quinquedigitate feet with unossifled distal row of carpal and tarsal bones, fore and hind limbs of proportionate lengths and with solid bones, pubes united distally without post-pubes, paired sternal bones, anterior vertebræ opisthocœlian, and premaxillary teeth present. The families Atlantosauridæ, Diplodocidæ, and Morosauridæ are assigned to this order.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n.pl Sauropoda an order of lizards containing gigantic dinosaurs
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. a lizard + -poda,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. saura, sauros, the lizard.

Usage

In literature:

SUB-ORDER OPISTHOCOELIA (CETIOSAURIA OR SAUROPODA).
"Dinosaurs" by William Diller Matthew
The thigh bones of the Sauropoda are the largest bones which ever grew.
"The Elements of Geology" by William Harmon Norton
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In science:

Saurischia, Sauropoda) from the Middle Jurassic of England.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Diplodocidae, a new family of the Sauropoda.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Sauropoda) from the Late Cretaceous of Patagonia.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Sauropoda) from the Middle Jurassic of England.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Sauropoda), the first dinosaur genus with a 'Gondwanan' distribution.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
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