Definition of theropod
: any of a suborder (Theropoda) of carnivorous bipedal saurischian dinosaurs (such as a tyrannosaur or velociraptor) usually having small forelimbs
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Tyrannosaurs belonged to a greater group of theropod dinosaurs called coelurosaurs.
The find was reported by several of the same researchers who discovered a feathered theropod dinosaur tail preserved in amber last December.
Modern birds descended from a group of two-legged dinosaurs called theropods, whose members included the fearsome T-Rex and smaller Velociraptors. Fossils show bird-like traits including feathers, light bones, air sacs and three-digit forelimbs.
Modern birds descended from a group of two-legged dinosaurs called theropods, whose members included the fearsome T-Rex and smaller Velociraptors.
That dinosaur, most likely a fleet-footed, meat-eating theropod, had lived near a stream in a forest of towering conifers.
But their observations were largely overlooked until John Ostrom of Yale University resurrected the similarities between birds and theropod dinosaurs nearly a century later.
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