Any of various carnivorous saurischian dinosaurs of the group Theropoda. Theropods walked on two legs and had small forelimbs and a large skull with long jaws and sharp teeth. Most theropods were of small or medium size, but some grew very large, like Tyrannosaurus. Theropods lived throughout the Mesozoic Era.
Any of various chiefly carnivorous saurischian dinosaurs of the large group Theropoda, characterized by bipedal locomotion, long jaws, and short forelimbs, and including allosaurus and velociraptor.
Any of a suborder (Theropoda) of flesh-eating saurischian dinosaurs that walked mainly on the hind legs.
From New Latin Thēropodasuborder name Greek thērwild beastghwer- in Indo-European roots New Latin -poda-pod
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Theropod Sentence Examples
The Liaoning fauna has given us a unique glimpse into a world where a variety of feathery, theropod dinosaurs lived side by side.
These similarities lead many scientists to conclude that birds are living theropod dinosaurs.
In the deposits of a much more remote era than those already spoken of - the Jurassic - the bones of some enormous terrestrial lizards have been brought to light, belonging to Sauropodous Dinosaurs of the genera Bothriospondylus and Titanosaurus, and to a Theropod of the genus Megalosaurus.