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ce·rat·o·saur

 (sə-răt′ə-sôr′)
n.
Any of various theropod dinosaurs of the group Ceratosauria of the Triassic and Jurassic Periods, often with a crest or horn on the head, and including coelophysis and dilophosaurus.

[From New Latin Cerātosauria, group name, after Cerātosaurus, type genus : Greek keras, kerāt-, horn; see ker- in Indo-European roots + Greek sauros, lizard.]
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Noun1.ceratosaur - primitive medium-sized theropodceratosaur - 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
bird-footed dinosaur, theropod, theropod dinosaur - any of numerous carnivorous dinosaurs of the Triassic to Cretaceous with short forelimbs that walked or ran on strong hind legs
suborder Ceratosaura - primitive saurischian dinosaurs
coelophysis - one of the oldest known dinosaurs; late Triassic; cannibalistic
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Representantes del clado Ceratosauria han sido encontrados (Ceratosaurus), como hemos visto en el Jurasico superior de Portugal.
Ante estas circunstancias, sin duda, es posible que el autor de las huellas pudiera ser un representante de tamano medio del clado Ceratosauria, sobre todo de la familia Ceratosauridae.
2009), asi como restos aislados de Dromaeosauridae, Ceratosauria, Allosauroidea y Coelurosauria (CANUDO & RUIZ-OMENACA, 2003).