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  1. Saurischia, order Saurischianoun

    extinct terrestrial reptiles: theropods (carnivorous); sauropods (herbivorous)


  1. Saurischia

    Saurischia ( saw-RIS-kee-ə, meaning "reptile-hipped" from the Greek sauros (σαῦρος) meaning 'lizard' and ischion (ἴσχιον) meaning 'hip joint') is one of the two basic divisions of dinosaurs (the other being Ornithischia), classified by their hip structure. Saurischia and Ornithischia were originally called orders by Harry Seeley in 1888 though today most paleontologists classify Saurischia as an unranked clade rather than an order.


  1. Saurischia

    Saurischia is one of the two basic divisions of dinosaurs. In 1888, Harry Seeley classified dinosaurs into two orders, based on their hip structure. Saurischians are distinguished from the ornithischians by retaining the ancestral configuration of bones in the hip. All carnivorous dinosaurs are saurischians, as are one of the two primary lineages of herbivorous dinosaurs, the sauropodomorphs. At the end of the Cretaceous Period, all saurischians except the birds became extinct. This is referred to as the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event. Avians, as direct descendants of one group of theropod dinosaurs, are a sub-clade of saurischian dinosaurs in phylogenetic classification.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of saurischia in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of saurischia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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