The*rop"o*da\, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a beast + ?, ?, foot.] (Paleon.) An order of carnivorous dinosaurs in which the feet are less birdlike, and hence more like those of an ordinary quadruped, than in the Ornithopoda. It includes the rapacious genera Megalosaurus, Creosaurus, and their allies.
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Feathers have also been noticed in theropoda which have been termed feathered dinosaurs.
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