Saurischian meaning

sô-rĭskē-ən
Any of various dinosaurs of the order Saurischia, having a pubic bone that points down and forward like that of modern reptiles, and including the sauropods, such as apatosaurus, and the theropods, such as T. rex.
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Any of an order (Saurischia) of dinosaurs with, typically, a pelvic structure similar to that of modern reptiles, including the theropods and sauropods.
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Of the saurischians.
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Any of various dinosaurs belonging to the group Saurischia, one of the two main divisions of dinosaurs. Saurischians had a pelvis similar to that of modern reptiles, in which the pubis pointed forward. Saurischians include all the carnivorous dinosaurs ( theropods ) as well as the herbivorous sauropods, and often grew to great size. Birds are descended from one group of saurischians.
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Any dinosaur of the order Saurischia.
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Characteristic of these dinosaurs.
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Origin of saurischian

  • From New Latin Saurischia order name Greek sauros lizard Greek iskhion hip joint

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition