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What is Deinonychosauria?

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Pronunciation: die-NON-ih-ko-SOR-ree-uh
Authors: Colbert and Russell
Year: 1969
Meaning: Terrible-clawed lizards (see etymology)
Locomotion: Bipedal (two legs)
Synonyms: None known
[Sereno, 2005]Definition
The least inclusive clade containing Troodon formosus and Velociraptor mongoliensis but not Ornithomimus edmontonicus and Passer domesticus (House Sparrow).
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Etymology
Deinonychosauria is derived from the Greek "deinos" (terrible), "onyx" (claw) and "-ia" (a plural noun-forming suffix), named for the type specimen, Dromaeosaurus.
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References
• Ostrom, J. H. (1969) "Osteology of Deinonychus antirrhopus, an unusual theropod from the Lower Cretaceous of Montana". Peabody Museum of Natural History, bulletin 30, July 1969.
• Brett-Surman, Holtz and Farlow (2012) "The Complete Dinosaur: Second Edition".
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