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What is Carcharodontosauria?

Pronunciation: kar-KHAR-o-dont-o-SOR-ree-uh
Authors: Benson, Carrano, Brusatte
Year: 2010
Meaning: Shark-toothed lizards (see etymology)
Locomotion: Bipedal (2 legs)
Synonyms: None known
Definition
The most inclusive clade comprising Carcharodontosaurus saharicus and Neovenator salerii but not Allosaurus fragilis or Sinraptor dongi.
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Etymology
Carcharodontosauria is derived from the Greek "karcharo" (jagged), "odont" (tooth), "sauros" (lizard) and "-a" (neuter plural). The scientific name of the Great white shark is Carcharodon, also derived from "karcharo" and "odont", and Stromer explicitly named Carcharodontosaurus "for its mainly Carcharodon-like teeth". Hence Carchardontosauria means "shark-toothed lizards".
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References
• E. Stromer (1931) "Ergebnisse der Forschungsreisen Prof. E. Stromers in den Wüsten Ägyptens. II. Wirbeltier-Reste der Baharîjestufe (unterstes Cenoman). 10. Ein Skelett-Rest von Carcharodontosaurus nov. gen."
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