theropod dinosaur

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Noun1.theropod dinosaur - any of numerous carnivorous dinosaurs of the Triassic to Cretaceous with short forelimbs that walked or ran on strong hind legstheropod dinosaur - any of numerous carnivorous dinosaurs of the Triassic to Cretaceous with short forelimbs that walked or ran on strong hind legs
saurischian, saurischian dinosaur - herbivorous or carnivorous dinosaur having a three-pronged pelvis like that of a crocodile
suborder Theropoda, Theropoda - carnivorous saurischian dinosaurs with short forelimbs; Jurassic and Cretaceous
ceratosaur, ceratosaurus - primitive medium-sized theropod; swift-running bipedal carnivorous dinosaur having grasping hands with sharp claws and a short horn between the nostrils; Jurassic in North America
carnosaur - large carnivorous bipedal dinosaur having huge claws
tyrannosaur, tyrannosaurus, Tyrannosaurus rex - large carnivorous bipedal dinosaur having enormous teeth with knifelike serrations; may have been a scavenger rather than an active predator; later Cretaceous period in North America
allosaur, allosaurus - late Jurassic carnivorous dinosaur; similar to but somewhat smaller than tyrannosaurus
compsognathus - very small bipedal carnivorous dinosaur of the late Jurassic in Bavaria
herrerasaur, herrerasaurus - a kind of theropod dinosaur found in Argentina
eoraptor - a theropod dinosaur of the genus Eoraptor
megalosaur, megalosaurus - gigantic carnivorous bipedal dinosaur of the Jurassic or early Cretaceous in Europe
ornithomimid - lightly built medium-sized dinosaur having extremely long limbs and necks with small heads and big brains and large eyes
maniraptor - advanced carnivorous theropod
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| 2013: A Theropod dinosaur, dating from 161 million years ago was discovered in China.
Many of the dinosaur footprints found in Red Fleet State Park, preserved in sandstone, likely belong to Dilophosaurus, an early theropod dinosaur that lived in the Early Jurassic epoch.
A fossilised skeleton of a theropod dinosaur - a distant cousin of tyrannosaurus rex was discovered on a beach at Lavernock, near Penarth
2013: A Theropod dinosaur, dating from 161 |million years ago was discovered in China.
Until recently, Alioramus was among the most intriguing, yet poorly-understood large theropod dinosaur genera.
They concluded it must have been a two-legged theropod dinosaur, such as tyrannosaurus rex or velociraptor.
And the fossil, found in limestone in Bavaria, Germany, had a head similar to a theropod dinosaur with toothed jaws.
"Birds are a kind of theropod dinosaur, two-legged meat-eating dinosaurs," says paleontologist Mark Norell at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City.
On a new specimen of the Lower Cretaceous theropod dinosaur Deinonychus antirrhopus.
I have examined and valued many important paleontological species and it is a real privilege to have been involved in the examination of this theropod dinosaur of a hitherto unknown species, a discovery, I am sure, that is destined to make its mark," Mickeler said.
They started with a high-resolution cast of the five-foot-long skull plus neck of the 150-million-year-old predatory theropod dinosaur Allosaurus, one of the best known dinosaurs.