theropoda meaning

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Noun: Theropoda
  1. Carnivorous saurischian dinosaurs with short forelimbs; Jurassic and Cretaceous
    - suborder Theropoda

Type of: animal order

Part of: Sauropodomorpha, suborder Sauropodomorpha

Encyclopedia: Theropoda


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  1. It was formerly placed in the Teratosauridae, within the Theropoda.
  2. This bird was a link between Theropoda dinosaurs and birds.
  3. Modern phylogenetics place birds in the dinosaur clade Theropoda.
  4. The first bird archeopteryx had many similarities with birds as well as Theropoda dinosaurs.
  5. Among dinosaurs, the dagger-shaped transversely flattened teeth are only found with Theropoda.

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