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What is Avetheropoda?

Pronunciation: AY-vee-the-ROP-o-duh
Author: Greg Paul
Year: 1988
Meaning: Bird theropods (see etymology)
Locomotion: Bipedal (two legs)
Synonyms: Neotetanurae (Sereno, 1998)?
[Holtz, 2004]Definition
Allosaurus fragilis, Passer domesticus, their most recent common ancestor and all of its descendants.  
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Etymology
Avetheropoda is derived from the Latin "aves" (birds) and the Greek "ther" (beast), "pod-" (foot) and "-a" (plural). It was named to house advanced theropods and birds.
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References
• G.S. Paul (2002) "Dinosaurs of the Air: The Evolution and Loss of Flight in Dinosaurs and Birds".
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