Ornithodira

TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ὄρνις (órnis, bird) + δειρή (deirḗ, throat).

Proper nounEdit

Ornithodira

  1. A taxonomic clade within the class Reptilia.

HypernymsEdit

HyponymsEdit

Cladogram after Nesbitt (2011):

'Avemetatarsalia
Ornithodira 

'Pterosauromorpha' (=Pterosauria)


 'Dinosauromorpha

'Lagerpetonidae'


 'Dinosauriformes

Marasuchus




'Silesauridae'


 Dinosauria 

Ornithischia


 Saurischia 

Theropoda (ancestral to birds)



Sauropodomorpha









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