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What is Carnotaurinae?

Pronunciation: CAR-no-TOR-rih-nay
Author: Paul Sereno
Year: 1988
Meaning: Meat-eating bulls (see etymology)
Locomotion: Bipedal (two legs)
Synonyms: None known
[Sereno 1998]Definition
All abelisaurids closer to Carnotaurus sastrei than to Abelisaurus comahuensis.
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Etymology
Carnotaurinae is derived from the Latin "carnis" (flesh) and "taurus" (bull), alluding to their carnivorous diet and the large horn-like projections on the skull of the name-bearer (Carnotaurus), and "-inae" (sub family).
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Further reading
• P.C. Sereno (1998) "A rationale for phylogenetic definitions, with application to the higher-level taxonomy of Dinosauria".
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