sauropod, any member of the dinosaur subgroup Sauropoda, marked by large size, a long neck and tail, a four-legged stance, and a herbivorous diet. These reptiles were the largest of all dinosaurs and the largest land animals that ever lived.
Are sauropods lizards?
Sauropoda (/sɔːˈrɒpədə/), whose members are known as sauropods (/ˈsɔːrəpɒdz/; from sauro- + -pod, ‘lizard-footed’), is a clade of saurischian (‘lizard-hipped’) dinosaurs.
|Sauropods Temporal range: Late Triassic–Late Cretaceous,|
Are dinosaurs considered reptiles?
Dinosaurs are a group of reptiles that dominated the land for over 140 million years (more than 160 million years in some parts of the world). They evolved diverse shapes and sizes, from the fearsome giant Spinosaurus to the chicken-sized Microraptor, and were able to survive in a variety of ecosystems.
Is a Brachiosaurus a reptile?
Brachiosaurus is an extinct genus of huge, sauropod dinosaurs that lived during the late Jurassic period. Sauropods comprise a suborder or infraorder of the saurischian (“lizard-hipped”) dinosaurs, and in general were large, herbivorous dinosaurs.
|Genus:||Brachiosaurus Riggs, 1903|
Are sauropods mammals?
The herbivorous sauropod dinosaurs of the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods were the largest terrestrial animals ever, surpassing the largest herbivorous mammals by an order of magnitude in body mass.
Are dinosaurs reptiles or birds?
Marine reptiles like the plesiosaurs, ichthyosaurs, and mosasaurs do not belong to the dinosaur family, nor do members of the Dimetrodon family. What separated most of these animals was they didn’t share the dinosaur’s upright posture. So, dinosaurs are reptiles and, fascinatingly, birds are dinosaurs.