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What is Coelophysidae?

Pronunciation: SEE-luh-fi-SUH-day
Author: Nopcsa
Year: 1928
Meaning: Hollow form family (see etymology)
Locomotion: Bipedal (two legs)
Synonyms: Podokesauridae (Huene, 1914), Procompsognathidae (Nopcsa, 1923), Segisauridae (Camp, 1936)
Definition:
The least inclusive clade containing Coelophysis bauri and Procompsognathus triassicus.
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Etymology
Coelophysidae is derived from the Greek "koilos" (hollow) and "physis" (form), and the Latin "idae" (family). It refers to the Coelophysis family -- all dinosaurs most closely related to Coelophysis, the hollow limb-boned type species; the dinosaur that anchors the family.
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Further reading
• Brett-Surman, Holtz and Farlow (2012) "The Complete Dinosaur: Second Edition". /uk.
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Atkinson, L. "DinoChecker FAQ entry :: What is Coelophysidae?"
http://www.dinochecker.com/dinosaurfaqs/what-is-coelophysidae›. Web access: 11th Dec 2017.
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