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What is Carcharodontosauridae?

Pronunciation: kar-KHAR-o-DON-to-SOR-uh-day
Author: Ernst Stromer
Year: 1931
Meaning: Shark-toothed lizards (see etymology)
Locomotion: Bipedal (2 legs)
Synonyms: None known
Definition:
The most inclusive clade containing Carcharodontosaurus saharicus but not Allosaurus fragilis, Sinraptor dongi or Passer domesticus.
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Etymology
Carcharodontosauridae is derived from the Greek "karcharo" (jagged), "odont" (tooth), "sauros" (lizard) and "-idae" (family). 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 Carchardontosaurids are "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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