Dinosaurs are sorted into two groups, which are identified by their hips. One group were called Ornithischian (meaning 'bird-hipped') because they had a pelvis like a bird's.

This can be confusing because birds are actually related to the Saurischian (lizard-hipped) dinosaurs and not the Ornithischian dinosaurs.

Types of Ornithischians included:
  • Hadrosaurs
  • Stegosaurs
  • Pachycephalosaurs
  • Iguanodonts
  • Ceratopsians
  • Ankylosaurs
The pelvic structure is similar to a bird's, with the pubis pointing backwards. Ornithischians are herbivores. Some are two legged (bipedal) and some are four legged (quadrupedal). Instead of front teeth there is a beak that is used for cropping vegetation. The front legs are shorter than the back legs.
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