lizard-hipped dinosaur

lizard-hipped dinosaur

[′liz·ərd ¦hipt ′dī·nə‚sȯr]
(paleontology)
The name applied to members of the Saurichia because of the comparatively unspecialized three-pronged pelvis.
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Some people know a bit more about these ancient creatures; they can tell us the difference between a lizard-hipped dinosaur and a bird-hipped dinosaur.
Despite the name, these animals form a separate lineage from the lizard-hipped dinosaurs that may have given rise to birds, says Russell.