thyreophoran

Definitions

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

  • noun Any of various armored ornithiscian dinosaurs of the group Thyreophora from the Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods, bearing bony plates or spikes, and including the ankylosaurians and the stegosaurians.

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  • noun armored dinosaurs: stegosaurs and ankylosaurs

Etymologies

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

[New Latin Thyreophora, taxon name, Greek thureos, oblong shield; see thyroid + Greek -phora, neuter pl. of -phoros, -phore.]

Examples

  • If the Stegopodus pedal specimen we propose to shift the emphasis from the manus to the pes in the revised diagnosis of this ichnotaxon and similar ichnites are proper stegosaur footprints, Deltapodus must have been left by another thyreophoran trackmaker.

    Neoceratopsian publications for 2008

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