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  • n. Plural form of theropod.

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  • The current data from theropods shows that quill-like integumentary structures were present in theropods before one lineage gave rise to scansorial proto-birds.

    Archive 2006-09-01

  • While proportionally small premaxillary teeth are seen elsewhere in theropods (e.g., in tyrannosauroids), the combination of reduced dentition and diastema isn’t, and we know without question that microraptorians had complex, vaned feathers on their limbs and tails.

    Archive 2006-07-01

  • They appear to belong to three different sizes of a two-legged, mostly-carnivorous type of dinosaur called theropods, which are the ancestors of modern birds.

    Polar Dinosaur Tracks Discovered in Australia

  • Velociraptors - part of a group of two-legged dinosaurs known as theropods - were, in fact, strict carnivores, as was the most ferocious theropod of them all, Tyrannosaurus rex - one of which snacked on a lawyer in the film.

    chicagotribune.com - News

  • Velociraptors, part of a group of two-legged dinosaurs known as theropods, were strict carnivores - as was the most ferocious theropod of them all, T. rex, the Chicago Tribune reports.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • Velociraptors - part of a group of two-legged dinosaurs known as theropods - were, in fact, strict carnivores, as was the most ferocious theropod of them all

    latimes.com - News

  • But, Benton argues, his team's stroke of good fortune lends more weight to the idea that birds descended from the dinosaurs called theropods, of which

    Discover Blogs

  • Paleontologists have thought as much for years, but arm bones that are still intact from such early bipedal meat-eating dinosaurs - called theropods - are extremely rare, so their mobility was poorly understood.

    thespectrum.com - Local News

  • Tawa is part of a group of dinosaurs known as theropods, which includes T.

    Scientific Blogging

  • Such an interesting radiation dentition-wise (the whales/mesonychids/hippos), considering also the superficial similarities between toothed whale dentition and theropods, which is perhaps less superficial when considering the flesh-eaters like the false killer and killer whales.

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

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