Theropod Dinosaurs:The "Beast-Footed" Carnivorous Dinosaurs

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The Theropod (meaning "beast-footed") dinosaurs are a diverse group of bipedal saurischians. They include the largest terrestrial carnivores ever to have made the earth tremble. This page provides an explanation of the general characteristics that place dinosaurs in this group, followed by detailed information on the three major groups: Herrerasauridae, Ceratosauria, and Tetanurae. Active links within the site allow for further study.

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Subject: Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Informal, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)
Focus on the Cretaceous: PaleontologyKeywords: Triassic, Cretaceous