Saurischia


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Saurischia

an order of dinosaurs lacking a post-pelvic bone and having a normal PELVIC GIRDLE, unlike Ornithischia. The group includes the large four-footed dinosaurs such as Diplodocus.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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(1984): A reassessment of Vulcanodon karibaensis Raath (Dinosauria: Saurischia) and the origin of the Sauropoda.
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Here is some background information on the Chinese dinosaurs, who, like other dinos, belong to two orders: Ornithischia (bird-hipped), which were four-legged plant-eaters and Saurischia (lizard-hipped), which included two-legged meat-eaters (theropods) and four-legged plant-eaters (sauropods).
In 1888, it was decided by Harry Seeley, a well-known paleontologist, that dinosaurs should be divided into two major groups based on the shape of their hips- the bird-hipped (Ornithischia) and the lizard-hipped (Saurischia).
(2007): The spinosaurid dinosaur Baryonyx (Saurischia, Theropoda) in the Early Cretaceous of Portugal.
(2006): Restos directos de dinosaurios (Saurischia, Ornithischia) en el Barremiense (Cretacico Inferior) de la Cordillera Iberica en Aragon (Teruel, Espana).