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What is Dromaeosaurinae?

Pronunciation: DROH-mee-o-SOR-uh-nay
Authors: William Diller Matthew and Barnum Brown
Year: 1922
Meaning: Swift lizards (see etymology)
Locomotion: Bipedal (two legs)
Age range: 125-66 million years ago
Synonyms: None known
Definition
All dromaeosaurids closer to Dromaeosaurus than to Velociraptor.
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Etymology
Dromaeosaurinae is derived from the Greek "dromaios" (swift, running), "sauros" (lizard), and "-inae" (sub-family).
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Further reading
• M.A. Norell and J.A. Makovicky (2004) "Dromaeosauridae" in Weishampel, Dodson and Osmólska's "The Dinosauria: Second edition". /uk.
• Chiappe and Witmer (2002) "Mesozoic Birds: Above the Heads of Dinosaurs". /uk.
• Senter, P.; Kirkland, J. I.; Deblieux, D. D.; Madsen, S.; Toth, N. (2012) "New Dromaeosaurids (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from the Lower Cretaceous of Utah, and the Evolution of the Dromaeosaurid Tail".
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