Any member of the Prosauropoda, a group of early herbivorous dinosaurs with a long neck and small head, forelimbs shorter than the hindlimbs, and a very large thumb claw for defense.

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  • prosauropod — noun Etymology: New Latin Prosauropoda, from 1pro + Sauropoda more at sauropod Date: 1941 any of a group (Prosauropoda) of chiefly herbivorous Triassic dinosaurs that are probably ancestral to sauropods …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • prosauropod — pro·sau·ro·pod …   English syllables

  • prosauropod — I. prōˈsȯrəˌpäd adjective Etymology: New Latin Prosauropoda : of or relating to the Prosauropoda II. noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin …   Useful english dictionary

  • Massospondylus — Opisthokonta Massospondylus Temporal range: Early Jurassic, 200–183 Ma …   Wikipedia

  • Plateosaurus — Unikonta Plateosaurus Temporal range: Triassic, 216–199 Ma …   Wikipedia

  • Palaeosaurus — Several very different genera of prehistoric animals have been named Palaeosaurus or Paleosaurus since the 1830s. Further confusing the matter, all of the species are poorly known or poorly preserved and both spellings have been used… …   Wikipedia

  • Plateosaurus — Skelettrekonstruktion von Plateosaurus engelhardti aus Trossingen (Exemplarnummer AMNH 6810) im American Museum of Natural History in New York Zeitraum …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Prosauropoda — Taxobox name = Prosauropods fossil range = Late Triassic Early Jurassic image width = 250px image caption = Yunnanosaurus huangi regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Sauropsida superordo = Dinosauria ordo = Saurischia subordo =… …   Wikipedia

  • Massospondylus —   Massospondylus Rango temporal: Jurásico inferior …   Wikipedia Español

  • Mussaurus — Temporal range: Late Triassic Fossil juvenile skeleton Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

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