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What is Dryosauridae?

Pronunciation: DRY-o-SOR-uh-day
Author: Milner and Norman
Year: 1984
Meaning: Tree lizards (see etymology)
Locomotion: Bipedal (two legs)
Synonyms: None known
[Sereno, 1998]Definition
All ornithopods more closely related to Dryosaurus altus than to Parasaurolophus walkeri.
Etymology
Dryosauridae is derived from the Greek "drys" (tree), "sauros" (lizard) and "-idae" (family), named for group anchor and the first named member of this family, Dryosaurus (tree lizard).
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Further reading
• Paul M. Barrett, Richard J. Butler, Richard J. Twitchett and Stephen Hutt (2011) "New material of Valdosaurus canaliculatus (Ornithischia: Ornithopoda) from the Lower Cretaceous of southern England".
• Brett-Surman, Holtz and Farlow (2012) "The Complete Dinosaur: Second Edition".
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Atkinson, L. "DinoChecker FAQ entry :: What is Dryosauridae?"
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