Ornithischia

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Ornithischia

a large herbivorous order of dinosaurs, most of which were bipedal. They were characterized by a bird-like pelvic girdle, which possessed a postpubic bone stretching on each side below the ischium.
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The reference to Cretaceous dinosaurs ornithischians in Portuguese territory is rare (Figueiredo, 2014).
Olsen and Baird (1986) argued on phylogenetic grounds that Atreipus was made by either an ornithischian or a member of the sister-group of Dinosauria, which we would now term a non-dinosaurian dinosauromorph.
Second, this Maastrichtian Marilia Formation fauna, when considered in the light of the Late Cretaceous discoveries, was different by the lack of ornithischian records in Brazil, but which are found in Argentina.
ornithischian dinosaurs: One of the two major groups of dinosaurs, the other being the saurischians.
1980): On the ornithischian dinosaur Iguanodon bernis sartensis from the Lower Cretaceous of Bernissart (Belgium).
Numerous tracks of Anomoepus scambus document the presence of ornithischian dinosaurs (Olsen and Rainforth 2003; Figs.
In recent years, scientists have found evidence of bristle- and quill-like strands--perhaps early versions of feathers--that speckled the hides of ornithischian dinosaurs.
William Hammer of Augustana College found the fossils belonging to ornithischian or bird-hipped dinosaur that he believes is related to the fabrosaur or heterodontosaur.
Olsen and Baird (1986) argued that either an early ornithischian dinosaur or a non-dinosaurian archosaur converging on ornithischians in the structure of its feet left the distinctive tracks of Atreipus.
After ornithischian tooth remains were reidentified as coming from crocodile-like creatures and not dinosaurs, the evidence for this group in the late Triassic was whittled down to just three body fossils from a small area of southern Gondwana.
Anomoepus was made by an ornithischian, whereas theropods made Anchisauripus, Eubrontes, and Grallator (Olsen et al.