Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various herbivorous ornithischian dinosaurs of the group Ornithopoda, often having specialized dentition for grinding plant food, and including the hadrosaurs.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having feet like those of a bird; specifically, of or pertaining to the Ornithopoda: as, an ornithopod reptile. Also ornithopodous.
  • noun An ornithic dinosaur; a member of the Ornithopoda.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A type of bipedal, herbivorous, bird-hipped dinosaur from the Cretaceous period, found on all seven continents.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun bipedal herbivorous dinosaur

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin Ornīthopoda, suborder name : ornitho– (from resemblance of their hind feet to those of modern birds ) + New Latin -poda, -pod.]

Examples

  • This developed trail leads the public though a Jurassic-age river channel that has produced a high abundance of dinosaur material, including a partial skeleton of the small ornithopod Othnielosaurus.

    Cooperative Management of Paleontological Resources on Federal Lands in Mesa County, Colorado

  • The supposed stegosaurian track Deltapodus Whyte & Romano, 1994 (Middle Jurassic of England) is sauropod-like, elongate and plantigrade, but many blunt-toed, digitigrade, large ornithopod-like footprints (including pedal print cast associated with the manus of Stegopodus Lockley & Hunt, 1998) from the Upper Jurassic of Utah, better fit the stegosaurian foot pattern.

    Neoceratopsian publications for 2008

  • Protohadros was a large ornithopod native to Texas, living at the very end of the Early Cretaceous period, right before the big extinction in the Turonian that knocked off the stegosaurs, a lot of the pterosaurs, and others.

    Life's Time Capsule: Thoughts on Palaeoart II

  • According to wiki, the Parasaurolophus is a genus of ornithopod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period of what is now North America, about 76-73 million years ago.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • This developed trail leads the public though a Jurassic-age river channel that has produced a high abundance of dinosaur material, including a partial skeleton of the small ornithopod Othnielosaurus.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • To sum up the site in a nutshell, it isn't known for sure if it is Protohadros, as the type specimen is only known from the skull, but it is sure shaping up to be that way, as Protohadros is the only large ornithopod known from this time in Texas.

    Life's Time Capsule: Thoughts on Palaeoart II

  • Also preserved at the site are the carnivorous dinosaur Ceratosaurus (6 teeth) and the small ornithopod dinosaur Othnielosaurus (one jaw fragment), the latter first identified during the 2008 season.

    Cooperative Management of Paleontological Resources on Federal Lands in Mesa County, Colorado

  • Also preserved at the site are the carnivorous dinosaur Ceratosaurus (6 teeth) and the small ornithopod dinosaur Othnielosaurus (one jaw fragment), the latter first identified during the 2008 season.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Here, a diverse and well-preserved assemblage of dinosaur meat-eating theropod, long-necked sauropod, and plant-eating ornithopod, pterosaur, and bird tracks have been recovered from Lower Cretaceous-aged rocks exposed along the Yellow River.

    Dinosaurs along the Silk Road

  • Several bizarre new dinosaurs have also been recently found in the same geological horizons, including the huge ornithopod Lanzhousaurus magnidens and the gigantic sauropod Huanghetitan liujiaxiaensis.

    Dinosaurs along the Silk Road

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