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  • proper noun A taxonomic suborder within the order Saurischia — a group of bipedal dinosaurs, the theropods.


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Ancient Greek θήρ (thēr, "beast, fantastic animal") + πούς (pous, "foot")


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  • Theropoda is the group name for the predatory dinosaurs (including birds), and Coelurosauria is a major theropod group that includes birds and all the bird-like theropods (including tyrannosauroids).

    Archive 2006-06-01 Darren Naish 2006

  • Shaochilong (Theropoda; Carcharodontosauridae) 32.

    2009 in Dinosaur Paleontology (better late than never). greygirlbeast 2010

  • Shaochilong (Theropoda; Carcharodontosauridae) 32.

    "Not much chance for survival if the Neon Bible is true." sovay 2010

  • I answered an email yesterday from someone who's writing a book on Alabama paleontology and wanted more information on the velociraptorine dromaeosaurid (Dinosauria, Theropoda) tooth from the Mooreville Chalk that I described back in May 2004 (well, actually, the paper was written in 2001, I think, but published in May 2004).

    "Every little piece of your life..." sovay 2008

  • Oh, and I also read "A ceratosaurid [Dinosauria; Theropoda] from the Late Jurassic-Early Cretaceous of Uruguay" in JVP, but it really had no bearing on the novel.

    He had a Colt .45 and a deck of cards... greygirlbeast 2008

  • I read "A new species of Velociraptor [Dinosauria; Theropoda] from the Upper Cretaceous of northern China" in the newest JVP.

    a sickly moment of dark surprise greygirlbeast 2008

  • Mainly, from the September 2008 Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, "New information on Stokesosaurus, a tyrannosauroid (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from North America and the United Kingdom."

    "When the world is a monster..." sovay 2008

  • A diverse dinosaur assemblage, including members of Theropoda, Sauropoda, Iguanodontoidea, and Neoceratopsia, has since been discovered.

    Neoceratopsian publications for 2008 ReBecca Foster 2009

  • A new oviraptorosaur (Theropoda, Maniraptora) from the Late Cretaceous (Campanian) of Utah.

    Archive 2006-02-01 Darren Naish 2006

  • Consequently they are better identified as Theropoda indet.

    Archive 2006-12-01 Darren Naish 2006


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