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What is Dromaeosauridae?

Pronunciation: DROH-mee-o-SOR-uh-day
Authors: William Diller Matthew and Barnum Brown
Year: 1922
Meaning: Swift lizards (see etymology)
Locomotion: Bipedal (two legs)
Synonyms: Ornithodesmidae (Hooley, 1913), Itemiridae (Kurzanov, 1976), Rahonavidae (Livezey & Zusi, 2007), Unenlagiidae (Agnolin & Novas, 2011)
[Sereno, 2005]Definition
The most inclusive clade containing Dromaeosaurus albertensis but not Troodon formosus, Ornithomimus edmontonicus and Passer domesticus.
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Etymology
Dromaeosauridae is derived from the Greek "dromaios" (swift, running), "sauros" (lizard), and "-idae" (family).
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References
• M.A. Norell and J.A. Makovicky (2004) "Dromaeosauridae" in Weishampel, Dodson and Osmólska (eds.) "The Dinosauria: Second Edition".
• Chiappe and Witmer (2002) "Mesozoic Birds: Above the Heads of Dinosaurs".
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