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Noun1.Saurischia - extinct terrestrial reptiles: theropods (carnivorous); sauropods (herbivorous)
animal order - the order of animals
Archosauria, subclass Archosauria - a large subclass of diapsid reptiles including: crocodiles; alligators; dinosaurs; pterosaurs; plesiosaurs; ichthyosaurs; thecodonts
saurischian, saurischian dinosaur - herbivorous or carnivorous dinosaur having a three-pronged pelvis like that of a crocodile
Sauropodomorpha, suborder Sauropodomorpha - gigantic herbivorous dinosaurs having huge bodies with long necks and small heads: Prosauropoda and Sauropoda (apatosaurus, diplodocus and titanosaurs)
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Here is some background information on the Chinese dinosaurs, who, like other dinos, belong to two orders: Ornithischia (bird-hipped), which were four-legged plant-eaters and Saurischia (lizard-hipped), which included two-legged meat-eaters (theropods) and four-legged plant-eaters (sauropods).