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What is Alvarezsauridae?

Pronunciation: AHL-vahr-ez-SOR-uh-day
Author: Bonaparte
Year: 1991
Meaning: Alvarez' lizards (see etymology)
Locomotion: Bipedal (2 legs)
Synonyms: None known
[Sereno, 2005]Definition
The most inclusive clade containing Shuvuuia deserti but not Ornithomimus edmontonicus, Tyrannosaurus rex, Therizinosaurus cheloniformis, Oviraptor philoceratops, Troodon formosus and Passer domesticus (House Sparrow).  
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Etymology
Alvarezsauridae is derived from Don Gregorio Alvarez (after whom Alvarezsaurus was named), and the Greek "sauros" (lizard) and "-idae" (family).
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References
Luis M Chiappe, Mark A. Norell and James M. Clark (2002) "The Cretaceous, short-armed Alvarezsauridae: Mononykus and its kin" in Luis M. Chiappe "Mesozoic Birds: Above the Heads of Dinosaurs". /uk.
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