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What is Averostra?

Pronunciation: AY-vee-ROSS-truh
Author: Gregory S. Paul
Year: 2002
Meaning: Bird snouts (see etymology)
Locomotion: Bipedal (two legs)
Synonyms: None known
[Ezcurra and Cuny, 2007]Definition
Ceratosaurus nasicornis, Allosaurus fragilis, their most recent common ancestor and all its descendants.
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Etymology
Averostra is derived from the Latin "avis" (bird) and "rostra" (plural of "rostrum", meaning snout, bill or beak).
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Further reading
• Paul G.S. (2002) "Dinosaurs of the Air: The Evolution & Loss of Flight in Dinosaurs & Birds".
• Ezcurra and Cuny (2007) "The coelophysoid Lophostropheus airelensis, gen. nov.: A review of the systematics of "Liliensternus" airelensis from the Triassic-Jurassic outcrops of Normandy (France)". (re-defines Averostra)
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Atkinson, L. "DinoChecker FAQ entry :: What is Averostra?"
http://www.dinochecker.com/dinosaurfaqs/what-is-averostra›. Web access: 18th Oct 2017.
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