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What is Anchiornithidae?

Pronunciation: an-kee-or-nith-uh-day
Authors: Hoth and Rauhut
Year: 2017
Meaning: Anchiornis family (see etymology)
Locomotion: Bipedal (two legs)
Synonyms: None known
[Hoth and Rauhut, 2017]Definition
All maniraptoran theropods that are more closely related to Anchiornis huxleyi than to Passer domesticus, Archaeopteryx lithographica, Dromaeosaurus albertensis, Troodon formosus, or Oviraptor philoceratops.
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Etymology
Anchiornithidae is derived from "Anchiornis" (the group anchor) and the Latin "-idae" (denoting a family).
Further reading
• Foth C and Rauhut OWM (2017) "Re-evaluation of the Haarlem Archaeopteryx and the radiation of maniraptoran theropod dinosaurs". BMC Evolutionary Biology (2017) 17:236
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