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What is Aeolosauridae?

Pronunciation: EE-o-lo-SOR-rih-day
Author: Franco-Rosas, Salgado, Rosas and Carvalho
Year: 2004
Meaning: Wind lizards (see etymology)
Locomotion: Quadrupedal (four legs)
Synonyms: None known
Definition
The most-inclusive clade containing Aeolosaurus rionegrinus and Gondwanatitan faustoi, but not Saltasaurus loricatus and Opisthocoelicaudia skarzynskii.
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Etymology
Aeolosauridae is derived from "Aeolosaurus" (the group anchor, named for Aeolus, the Keeper of the Winds in Homer's Odyssey, in reference to the winds that sweep across Patagonia where it was found) and the Latin "-idae" (family).
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References
• Thomas R. Holtz, Jr (2008) "Dinosaurs: The Most Complete, Up-to-Date Encyclopedia for Dinosaur Lovers of All Ages". /uk. (Online supplement here).
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