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ornithoscelidan

Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of the Dinosauria, formerly known as Ornithoscelida.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to the Ornithoscelida, or having their characters.
  • n. A member of the Ornithoscelida.

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Examples

  • In Fig. 6, the pelvis and hind-limbs of a crocodile, a three-toed bird, and an ornithoscelidan are represented side by side; and, for facility of comparison, in corresponding positions; but it must be recollected that, while the position of the bird's limb is natural, that of the crocodile is not so.

    Lectures and Essays

  • On comparing the pelvis and hind limb of the ornithoscelidan with that of the crocodile, on the one side, and that of the bird, on the other

    Lectures on Evolution

  • In Fig. 6, the pelvis and hind limbs of a crocodile, a three-toed bird, and an ornithoscelidan are represented side by side; and, for facility of comparison, in corresponding positions; but it must be recollected that, while the position of the bird's limb is natural, that of the crocodile is not so.

    Lectures on Evolution

  • In fact, the ornithoscelidan limb is comparable to that of an unhatched chick.

    Lectures on Evolution

  • And, knowing that reptiles that walked upon their hind legs and shared many of the anatomical characters of birds did once exist, it becomes a very important question whether the tracks in the Trias of Massachusetts, to which I referred some time ago, and which formerly used to be unhesitatingly ascribed to birds, may not all have been made by ornithoscelidan reptiles; and whether, if we could obtain the skeletons of the animals which made these tracks, we should not find in them the actual steps of the evolutional process by which reptiles gave rise to birds.

    Lectures on Evolution

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