Thyreophoran meaning

thîrē-ŏfə-rən
Any of various armored ornithiscian dinosaurs of the group Thyreophora from the Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods, bearing bony plates or spikes, and including the ankylosaurians and the stegosaurians.
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Origin of thyreophoran

  • New Latin Thyreophora taxon name Greek thureos oblong shield thyroid Greek -phora neuter pl. of -phoros -phore

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