Saurischia

NOUN
  1. extinct terrestrial reptiles: theropods (carnivorous); sauropods (herbivorous)
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  • The williams Fork Formation preserves a diverse dinosaur fauna containing at least nine saurischian and five ornithischian species.
  • The huge, heavy ‘frill’ of ceratopsians such as Triceratops may have served as armor against the attacks of saurischian predators like Tyrannosaurus, which lived in the same time and place as Triceratops.
  • To their credit, Quick & Ruben (2009) do note that some birds (including kiwis, emus and the extinct elephant birds and mihirungs) have very small sterna that don't extend as far posteriorly as the abdominal air-sacs: these sterna are actually smaller, compared to trunk length, than those of such non-avian saurischians as dromaeosaurs and diplodocoid and macronarian sauropods (Wedel 2007). ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science
  • The Ornithischia - unlike saurischian dinosaurs, reptiles and birds - possessed mammal-like cheek muscles and cheek pouches to aid in chewing.
  • Theropoda is the second saurischian group, consisting of the carnivorous dinosaurs.
  • The huge, heavy ‘frill’ of ceratopsians such as Triceratops may have served as armor against the attacks of saurischian predators like Tyrannosaurus, which lived in the same time and place as Triceratops.
  • The saurischian dinosaurs include both carnivores, the theropods, and herbivores, the sauropods.
  • It is not clear that dinosaur bones, which are often pneumatic in saurischians, contained a highly nutritious marrow, and if not, the major benefit of bone cracking would have been nonexistent.
  • There's a panel in which a mounted allosaur is is blown up, and the skeleton has been pencilled with adoring detail; it even has recognisably Saurischian hip anatomy and is lit really dramatically by the explosion. The Week's Comics: GA/BC #19, Oracle #2
  • The theropod (meaning ‘beast-footed’) dinosaurs are a diverse group of bipedal saurischian dinosaurs.
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