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WHAT DOES THEROPOD MEAN IN ENGLISH?
Theropoda is both a suborder of bipedal saurischian dinosaurs, and a clade consisting of that suborder and its descendants. Dinosaurs belonging to the suborder Theropoda were primarily carnivorous, although a number of theropod groups evolved herbivory, omnivory, and insectivory. Theropods first appeared during the Carnian age of the late Triassic period about 230 million years ago and included the sole large terrestrial carnivores from the Early Jurassic until at least the close of the Cretaceous, about 66 Ma. In the Jurassic, birds evolved from small specialized coelurosaurian theropods, and are today represented by 10,000 living species. Among the features linking theropod dinosaurs to birds are a furcula, air-filled bones, brooding of the eggs, and feathers.
The definition of theropod in the dictionary is any bipedal carnivorous saurischian dinosaur of the suborder Theropoda, having strong hind legs and grasping hands. They lived in Triassic to Cretaceous times and included tyrannosaurs and megalosaurs.
The translations of theropod from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «theropod» in English.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «THEROPOD» OVER TIME
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QUOTES WITH «THEROPOD»
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Robert T. Bakker
Birds evolved from a small raptor like theropod.
10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «THEROPOD»
Discover the use of theropod in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to theropod and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
New Insights Into the Biology of Theropod Dinosaurs
These data provide evidence of significant but heretofore unrecognized differences between avian and theropodan dinosaur internal structure and function.
Devon E. Quick, 2008
The Carnivorous Dinosaurs
Some of the group's members survive to this day--as birds. The theropod/bird connection has been explored in several recent works, but this book presents 17 papers on a variety of other topics. It is organized into three parts.
Kenneth Carpenter, 2005
Mesozoic Birds: Above the Heads of Dinosaurs
The Status of the Theropod Hypothesis The only explicit hypothesis for the
phylogenetic relationships of birds states that avian ancestry is fully embedded
somewhere within the nexus of maniraptoran theropod dinosaurs, probably
nearest to ...
Luis M. Chiappe, Lawrence M. Witmer, 2002
The Dinosauria: Second Edition
Theropod tracks Age: Hettangian-Sinemurian (Olsen et al. 1982) 2. Moenave
Formation (Miller et al. 1989; Hayden et al. 2001; Kirkland et al. 2002) Theropod
tracks Prosauropod tracks Age: Hettangian (Miller et al. 1989) Navajo Sandstone
David B. Weishampel, Peter Dodson, Halszka Osmólska, 2004
The Complete Dinosaur
2008b. A bizarre Cretaceous theropod dinosaur from Patagonia and the
evolution of Gondwanan dromaeosaurids. Proceedings of the Royal Society B:
Biological Sciences 276: 1101–1107. O'Connor, P. M., and L. P. A. M. Claessens.
Michael K. Brett-Surman, Thomas R. Holtz, James O. Farlow, 2012
Dinosaur Studies - Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of ...
Entelodont canine teeth and the lateral teeth of most reptilian predators fall within
the scatter of theropod values of BW for particular values of FABL. 1n contrast.
Enchodus. Mosasaurus and phytosaurs tend to have relatively broader-based ...
L. B. Halstead, 1991
The Origin and Evolution of Birds
They closely resemble those of basal sauropodomorphs and some ornithischians
and are totally unlike the teeth of theropod dinosaurs. This research, rather than
adding support to a dinosaur-bird nexus, vividly illustrates the dearth of our ...
Alan Feduccia, 1999
Dinosaurs belonging to the suborder theropoda were primarily carnivorous, although a number of theropod groups evolved herbivory, omnivory, and insectivory.
Jesse Russell, Ronald Cohn, 2012
Dinosaurs: The Most Complete, Up-to-date Encyclopedia for ...
If the animal a theropod was biting started to struggle. the intramandibular joint
would flex to keep the teeth from becoming too stressed. Carnivorous dinosaurs
didn't just use their jaws to catch prey. however. Most of them could also use their
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr., 2007
Dinosaurs: A Concise Natural History
Theropod imagery is haunted by solitary, drooling brutes like T. rex gnawing their
way through herds of herbivores. But is that really all there was to it? Hunting in
packs and armed with grasping claws and slicing teeth, small, large—eyed, ...
David E. Fastovsky, David B. Weishampel, 2012
10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «THEROPOD»
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New Study Explains Why Theropod Dinosaurs Were So Successful
Members of Theropoda, the only clade of predominantly predatory dinosaurs, were successful predators partly due to a unique, deeply serrated tooth structure ... «Sci-News.com, Jul 15»
Wales' 'first meat-eating' Jurassic dinosaur on show
A fossilised skeleton of a meat-eating Jurassic dinosaur found on a south Wales beach is being revealed to the public for the first time. The small theropod ... «BBC News, Jun 15»
Paleontologists Detect Mineralized Soft Tissue in Cretaceous …
Density-dependent color scanning electron micrograph of an ungual claw of an indeterminate theropod dinosaur shows erythrocyte-like structures. Scale bar – 1 ... «Sci-News.com, Jun 15»
Washington State's First Dinosaur Fossil Is A Giant Theropod …
The history-making fossil is a partial left thighbone of a theropod dinosaur, which ... the fossil, the team identified it as a partial left femur of a theropod dinosaur. «Headlines & Global News, May 15»
Large theropod teeth found from the Upper Cretaceous of Jiangxi …
These large predatory theropod teeth were discovered for the first time from the Upper Cretaceous Nanxiong Formation of Jiangxi, helping better understand the ... «Phys.Org, May 15»
Weird Chilean dinosaur is plant-eating theropod
'The balance of evidence suggests that Chilesauris is a theropod dinosaur – a group largely composed of meat-eaters like T. rex – but its teeth and skull bones ... «Natural History Museum, May 15»
Eureka! 7 year old kid discovers Chilesaurus, a plant eating fierce …
Scientists have discovered a new plant-eating theropod dinosaur species in Chile; they are calling it Chilesaurus diegosuarezi. With an upper body similar to the ... «The Hoops News, Apr 15»
Chinese Dinosaur Had Bat-Like Wings and Feathers
A bizarre Jurassic maniraptoran theropod with preserved evidence of membranous wings. Nature http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature14423. PS: Here's another odd ... «National Geographic, Apr 15»
Bizarre 'platypus' dinosaur discovered
Chilesaurus diegosuarezi is nested within the theropod group of dinosaurs, the dinosaurian group that gathers the famous meat eaters Velociraptor, ... «Phys.Org, Apr 15»
How Tinier Theropods Took Flight
A steady shrinking of one group, bipedal carnivores known as theropods, may have driven the dinosaur-bird transition, according to results published last week ... «Scientist, Aug 14»
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