plural noun

: a group of moderate to large-sized carnivorous saurischian dinosaurs that had recurved daggerlike teeth and were widely distributed in the Upper Triassic and Jurassic compare allosaurus, ceratodus

Word History


New Latin, from Latin carn-, caro flesh + New Latin -o- + -sauria

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“Carnosauria.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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