maniraptor


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Related to maniraptor: Maniraptora
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Noun1.maniraptor - advanced carnivorous theropodmaniraptor - advanced carnivorous theropod  
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
Maniraptora, suborder Maniraptora - advanced theropods including oviraptorids and dromaeosaurs and possibly even modern birds
oviraptorid - advanced carnivorous theropod
velociraptor - small active carnivore that probably fed on protoceratops; possibly related more closely to birds than to other dinosaurs
dromaeosaur - a kind of maniraptor
deinonychus - swift agile wolf-sized bipedal dinosaur having a large curved claw on each hind foot; of the Cretaceous
superslasher, utahraptor - large (20-ft) and swift carnivorous dinosaur having an upright slashing claw 15 inches long on each hind foot; early Cretaceous
Mononychus olecranus - a turkey-sized long-legged fossil 75 million years old found in the Gobi Desert having bird-like fused wrist bones and keeled breastbone and a long tail resembling a dinosaur's; short forelimbs end in a single claw instead of wings; classification as bird or dinosaur is in dispute