bird-footed dinosaur

Definitions of bird-footed dinosaur
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n any of numerous carnivorous dinosaurs of the Triassic to Cretaceous with short forelimbs that walked or ran on strong hind legs

Synonyms:
theropod, theropod dinosaur
Types:
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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
Tyrannosaurus rex, tyrannosaur, tyrannosaurus
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
coelophysis
one of the oldest known dinosaurs; late Triassic; cannibalistic
struthiomimus
small light-boned toothless dinosaur resembling an ostrich in size and proportions
deinocheirus
lightly built medium-sized theropod with long limbs and neck
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
Type of:
saurischian, saurischian dinosaur
herbivorous or carnivorous dinosaur having a three-pronged pelvis like that of a crocodile

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