sauropod

[ UK /sˈɔːɹəpˌɒd/ ]
NOUN
  1. very large herbivorous dinosaur of the Jurassic and Cretaceous having a small head a long neck and tail and five-toed limbs; largest known land animal
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  • On the contrary, the morphology and evolution of vertebral pneumaticity in sauropods suggests that their respiratory systems were more similar to those of birds than to those of crocodiles.
  • While it's well known that many modern large animals, including Indian elephants, can swim, sauropods have long been viewed as bulky leviathans in a class of their own.
  • They found embedded in solid rock what they believe to be the pelvis of a primitive sauropod, a four-legged, plant-eating dinosaur similar to better-known creatures such as brachiosaurus and diplodocus.
  • Over the past 80 million years, the sand and mud of the sauropod nesting grounds have solidified into sandstone and mudstone that are visible today as distinct bands or layers in the site's ridges, buttes, and ravines.
  • The sauropod group of dinosaurs lived about 150 million years ago and included the diplodocus, the brachiosaurus and the apatosaurus. Times, Sunday Times
  • These early sauropods, however, had not yet evolved the tightly arched arrangement of metacarpals diagnostic of neosauropods.
  • If Mirischia the Brazilian theropod is one of my little pets, the enormous sauropod represented by the cervical vertebra MIWG. 7306 – affectionately (and unofficially) known to some of us as 'Angloposeidon' – is one of the biggest [the image at left, and that below, are my drawings of the specimen]. ‘Angloposeidon’, the unreported story, part I
  • He said continuing research into the species is important because of larger evolutionary questions, including their relationship to the much larger sauropod dinosaurs, including brachiousaurus and apatosaurus.
  • Such stomach stones or gastroliths have been reported from the gut regions or found nearby of prosauropods, sauropods and ornithopods.
  • They found embedded in solid rock what they believe to be the pelvis of a primitive sauropod, a four-legged, plant-eating dinosaur similar to better-known creatures such as brachiosaurus and diplodocus.
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