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prosauropod (plural prosauropods)

  1. 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.
    • 2012, Winand Brinkmann, Kenneth De Baets, editors, Paleontological Museum of the University of Zürich: Exhibition Guide, Paleontological Institute and Museum of the University of Zürich, →ISBN, page 87:
      The longest trackway (23m) consists of 60cm long, four-toed footprints with one meter long strides in between and can probably be assigned to a prosauropod.