Sauropod meaning

sôrə-pŏd
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Any of various large herbivorous saurischian dinosaurs of the group Sauropoda, having a long neck and tail, a small head, and four columnar legs, and including argentinosaurus and brachiosaurus.
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Any of a superfamily (Sauropoda) of gigantic, plant-eating, four-footed saurischian dinosaurs with a long neck and tail, five-toed limbs, and a small head, as an apatosaurus.
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Of the sauropods.
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One of the two types of saurischian dinosaurs, widespread during the Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods. Sauropods were plant-eaters and often grew to tremendous size, having a stout body with thick legs, long slender necks with a small head, and long tails. Sauropods included the apatosaurus (brontosaurus) and brachiosaurus.
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A member of the Sauropoda suborder of dinosaurs.
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Origin of sauropod

  • From New Latin Sauropoda group name Greek sauros lizard New Latin -poda -pod

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