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What is Ceratosauridae?

Pronunciation: seh-RAT-o-SOR-rih-day
Author: O.C. Marsh
Year: 1884
Meaning: Horned lizards (see etymology)
Locomotion: Bipedal (two legs)
Synonyms: None known
Definition
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Etymology
Ceratosauridae is derived from the Greek "keras" (horn), "sauros" (lizard), and "-idae" (family), referring to their nose horns (though we can't be certain that they all had 'em) and close relationship to Ceratosaurus—the "Horned lizard".
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References
• Marsh OC (1884) "Principal characters of American Jurassic dinosaurs, part VIII: The order Theropoda". American Journal of Science. 27 (160): 329–340.
• Rauhut OWM (2004) "Provenance and anatomy of Genyodectes serus, a large-toothed ceratosaur (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from Patagonia". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 24(4):894-902.
• Carrano MT and SD Sampson (2008) "The Phylogeny of Ceratosauria (Dinosauria:Theropoda)".
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