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What is Carnosauria?

Pronunciation: CAR-no-SOR-ree-uh
Author: von Huene
Year: 1920
Meaning: Meat-eating lizards (see etymology)
Locomotion: Bipedal (two legs)
Synonyms: None known
[Holtz and Padian, 1995]Definition
All tetanurans closer to Allosaurus than to birds.
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Etymology
Carnosauria is derived from the Latin "carnis" (flesh), and the Greek "sauros" (lizard) and "-ia" (neuter plural), named for a group of heavy meat-eating dinosaurs.
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Further reading
• Kurzanov S. M. (1989) "The origin and evolution of the dinosaur infraorder Carnosauria".
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Atkinson, L. "DinoChecker FAQ entry :: What is Carnosauria?"
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