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What is Allosauroidea?

Pronunciation: AL-oh-suh-ROY-dee-uh
Author: Othniel Charles Marsh
Year: 1878
Meaning: Allosaurus-like (see etymology)
Locomotion: Bipedal (two legs)
Synonyms: None known 
[Sereno, 2005]Definition
The most inclusive clade containing Allosaurus fragilis but not Passer domesticus (house sparrow).
Etymology
Allosauroidea is derived from Allosaurus—from the Greek "allos" (strange) and "sauros" lizard)—and the Latin "-oidea" (likeness, form, resemblance).
Relationships
References
• Stephen L. Brusatte and Paul C. Sereno (2008) "Phylogeny of Allosauroidea (Dinosauria: Theropoda): comparative analysis and resolution".
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