noun. very large herbivorous dinosaur of the Jurassic and Cretaceous having a small head a long neck and tail and five-toed limbs; largest known land animal.
- suborder Sauropoda
- Apatosaurus excelsus
- thunder lizard
- saurischian dinosaur
- sauropod dinosaur
Example sentences of the word sauropod
1. Noun, singular or mass
Dinosaurs with long necks are part of the sauropod or plant-eating group.
2. Verb, base form
This feature, which extends from New Mexico, is home to sauropod fossils, including a new species discovered in Montana in 1998.