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What is Abelisauridae?

Pronunciation: ah-BEL-ee-SOR-uh-day
Author: Jose Bonaparte and Fernando Novas
Year: 1985
Meaning: Abel's lizards (see etymology)
Locomotion: Bipedal (two legs)
Synonyms: None known
[Sereno, 2005]Definition
The most inclusive clade containing Carnotaurus sastrei but not Noasaurus leali, Coelophysis bauri, Passer domesticus (house sparrow).
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Etymology
Abelisauridae is derived from Roberto Abel (for whom Abelisaurus was named), the Greek "sauros" (lizard), and the Latin "-idae" (family).
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References
Fernando E. Novas (2009) "The Age of Dinosaurs in South America". /uk.
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