sauropod

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sauropod very large herbivorous dinosaur of the Jurassic and Cretaceous having a small head a long neck and tail and five-toed limbs; largest known land animal
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sauropod Of or pertaining to the Sauropoda, or having their characters.
    • n sauropod A member of the Sauropoda.
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Usage

In literature:

To the order of the Sauropods belong most of the monsters whose discovery has attracted general attention in recent years.
"The Story of Evolution" by Joseph McCabe
Jurassic age in western North America, the best-known example of a Sauropodous Dinosaur.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 5" by Various
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In news:

Like gigantic, long-necked, prehistoric cows, sauropod dinosaurs roamed widely around the Earth 150 million years ago, scientists reported in the journal Current Biology on Monday.
Flintstones fans surely recall the familiar shape of sauropods, the long-necked, long-tailed behemoths of the Age of Dinosaurs.
Sauropods Were Far More Successful Than Once Thought.
Sauropods were long thought to have fallen into rapid decline at the end of the Jurassic period, around 145 million years ago—pushed to the evolutionary sidelines by new and improved herbivorous dinosaurs.
And a new study in the journal Current Biology suggests that sauropods produced enough methane, through burps and flatulence, that it helped keep an already warm Earth warmer .
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In science:

Wealden strata, from which four distinct sauropod families are now known.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Sauropod dinosaur research: a historical review; in R.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
One of the most important sauropod workers of the early 20th century was Elmer S.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
These sauropods represent several groups: Brachiosauridae (B.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Puertasaurus Novas et al. 2005 as one of the largest known sauropods.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
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