ornithischian dinosaur


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Noun1.ornithischian dinosaur - herbivorous dinosaur with a pelvis like that of a bird
dinosaur - any of numerous extinct terrestrial reptiles of the Mesozoic era
order Ornithischia, Ornithischia - extinct terrestrial reptiles having bird-like pelvises: armored dinosaurs (thyreophorans); boneheaded and horned dinosaurs (marginocephalians); duck-billed dinosaurs (euronithopods)
pisanosaur, pisanosaurus - primitive dinosaur found in Argentina
staurikosaur, staurikosaurus - primitive dinosaur found in Brazil
armored dinosaur - dinosaurs having bony armour
bone-headed dinosaur - bipedal herbivorous dinosaurs with bony crowns
ceratopsian, horned dinosaur - any of several four-footed herbivorous dinosaurs with enormous beaked skulls; of the late Cretaceous in North America and Mongolia
ornithopod, ornithopod dinosaur - bipedal herbivorous dinosaur
duck-billed dinosaur, hadrosaur, hadrosaurus - any of numerous large bipedal ornithischian dinosaurs having a horny duck-like bill and webbed feet; may have been partly aquatic
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She says that in addition to being an ornithischian dinosaur, it was also a member of a family of dinosaurs called heterodontosaurids, meaning "different-toothed lizards."
Its pelvis is reminiscent of ornithischian dinosaurs with beaks, like Stegosaurus, and its wide, four-toed hind feet are similar to those of the massive, "lizard-footed" sauropods like Brontosaurus.