ornithopod


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or·nith·o·pod

 (ôr-nĭth′ə-pŏd′)
n.
Any of various herbivorous ornithischian dinosaurs of the group Ornithopoda, often having specialized dentition for grinding plant food, and including the hadrosaurs.

[New Latin Ornīthopoda, suborder name : ornitho- (from resemblance of their hind feet to those of modern birds ) + New Latin -poda, -pod.]

or·nith′o·pod′ adj.

ornithopod

(ˈɔːnɪθəˌpɒd)
n
(Palaeontology) any herbivorous typically bipedal ornithischian dinosaur of the suborder Ornithopoda, including the iguanodon

or·nith·o·pod

(ôr-nĭth′ə-pŏd′)
One of the main types of ornithischian dinosaurs, including the hadrosaurs. Ornithopods walked on their hind legs and had three blunt toes on each foot. They lived from the late Triassic Period until the end of the Cretaceous Period.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ornithopod - bipedal herbivorous dinosaur
ornithischian, ornithischian dinosaur - herbivorous dinosaur with a pelvis like that of a bird
euronithopod, Euronithopoda, Ornithopoda, suborder Euronithopoda, suborder Ornithopoda - widespread group including duck-billed dinosaurs and their early relatives (hadrosaurs, trachodon and iguanodon)
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We saw the holotype Changchunsaurus, a small herbivorous ornithopod dinosaur from Early Cretaceous deposits of Gongzhuling, Jilin, China.
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Ornithopod dinosaur cranial and postcranial material has been reported from the Woodbine Formation of Flower Mound and Lake Grapevine (Lee 1997; Head 1998; Main 2005).
2005): Jurassic-Cretaceous dinosaur footprints from South America and pedal biomechanics in ornithopod dinosaurs.
Many chapters begin with scene-setting flourishes like "It was not long after the predators finished feasting on the corpse of the diseased ornithopod that the first raindrops of an approaching storm began to fall.
com/animal/ornithopod) ornithopods , which were also herbivores; and the armored dinos called (http://www.
Recently, a preliminary analysis of a new discovery of several bones of an ornithopod dinosaur in Boca do Chapim's quarry was reported (Figueiredo, 2010, 2014).
The most familiar, if not the most common, are footprints Dinosaur tracks like this one, probably from a small ornithopod in Australia, are just one of many kinds of trace fossil.