Definitions

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

  • noun Any of various large herbivorous saurischian dinosaurs of the group Sauropoda, having a long neck and tail, a small head, and four columnar legs, and including argentinosaurus and brachiosaurus.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to the Sauropoda, or having their characters.
  • noun A member of the Sauropoda.

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

  • noun A member of the Sauropoda suborder of dinosaurs

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

  • noun 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

Etymologies

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

[From New Latin Sauropoda, group name : Greek sauros, lizard + New Latin -poda, -pod.]

Examples

  • Adaptive radiation in sauropod dinosaurs: bone histology indicates rapid evolution of giant body size through acceleration.

    ‘Angloposeidon’, the unreported story, part II

  • A diplodocid sauropod from the Lower Cretaceous of England.

    Archive 2006-02-01

  • Sauroposeidon proteles, a new sauropod from the Early Cretaceous of Oklahoma.

    ‘Angloposeidon’, the unreported story, part I

  • The evolution of manus shape in sauropod dinosaurs: implications for functional morphology, forelimb orientation, and phylogeny.

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • Pes anatomy in sauropod dinosaurs: implications for functional morphology, evolution, and phylogeny.

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • Sauroposeidon proteles, a new sauropod from the Early Cretaceous of Oklahoma.

    Archive 2006-07-01

  • Adaptive radiation in sauropod dinosaurs: bone histology indicates rapid evolution of giant body size through acceleration.

    Archive 2006-07-01

  • In a new, as-yet-unpublished sauropod from the Lower Cretaceous of the Isle of Wight, it’s been claimed that the first and fifth metacarpals virtually touch on the posterior surface of the hand, but this is unique so far as we know (this animal wouldn’t have left horseshoe-shaped tracks, but subcircular ones … if the proposed interpretation is valid, and it might not be).

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • Herds of Camarasaurus, a long-necked herbivore known as a sauropod, travelled almost 200 miles from the plains to the mountains in a bid to find food and water.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • As I’ve now mentioned a few times, the detailed anatomy of the A. fragillimus vertebra (as figured by Cope) shows us that this sauropod was a diplodocoid.

    Biggest sauropod ever (part…. II)

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