Thursday, May 3, 2012

WORD OF THE DAY! 5/3/12.

orinthopod [sawr-oh-pawd]
1. Any member of the order of herbivorous bipedal dinosaurs characterized by bird-like characteristics in the skeleton, sophisticated teeth structures and bills, and crests used for communication and/or attracting mates.
ceratopsid [serah-tawp-sihd]
1. A member of the Ceratopsidae species group of quadrupedal dinosaurs, mainly found in Western North America, characterized as quadrupedal herbivores with beaks, rows of sheering teeth, and elaborate horns and/or frills.The horns were likely used for self-defense and/or attractive mates.

ankylosaur [engk-loh-sawr]
1. Any member of the suborder of quadrupedal dinosaurs called Ankylosauria, characterized by small heads, short powerful limbs, bulky bodies with armor-like plating, and protective horns/spines along their body.

theropod [thehr-oh-pawd]
1. Any member of the suborder Theropoda, comprising carnivorous dinosaurs that had short forelimbs and walked or ran on their hind legs. Their name, fittingly, means "bird-footed" and this group of dinosaurs are most likely the ancestors to all modern birds.

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