Sauropodomorpha

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Noun1.Sauropodomorpha - gigantic herbivorous dinosaurs having huge bodies with long necks and small heads: Prosauropoda and Sauropoda (apatosaurus, diplodocus and titanosaurs)
animal order - the order of animals
order Saurischia, Saurischia - extinct terrestrial reptiles: theropods (carnivorous); sauropods (herbivorous)
Prosauropoda, suborder Prosauropoda - the earliest known dinosaurs
Sauropoda, suborder Sauropoda - any of the sauropod dinosaurs
suborder Theropoda, Theropoda - carnivorous saurischian dinosaurs with short forelimbs; Jurassic and Cretaceous
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The cranium belongs to a Massospondylus, which is part of a group of herbivores with long necks and tails called sauropodomorphs.
The sauropodomorph family that Massospondylus belonged to also included the titanosaurs, some of the biggest dinosaurs to ever walk the Earth.
Over the years, various researchers, most recently Tim Fedak (Fundy Geological Museum), have collected additional skeletal remains of sauropodomorphs.
Dinosaurs like the Sauropodomorphs grazed on the leaves of tall trees.
Reisz said this very fast growth might indicate that sauropodomorphs like Lufengosaurus had a short incubation period.
Sauropodomorphs and ornithischians went extinct 65 million years ago; a few theropods survived the meteorite impact and gave rise to modern birds.
This find provides further evidence that at least some sauropodomorphs apparently used a gastric mill (cf.
By dating bones of Sarahsaurus and two other previously described species, scientists suggest that sauropodomorphs migrated to North America in several waves after the Triassic-Jurassic mass extinction killed off the dinosaurs' North American competition 200 million years ago.
One of the five great mass extinction events in Earth's history about 200 million years ago wiped out a lot of dinosaur competitors and evidence suggests that the Sarahsaurus and two other early sauropodomorphs migrated into North America in separate waves long after the extinction and not before.
Seitaad ruessi is part of a group of dinosaurs known as sauropodomorphs.