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What is Eudromaeosauria?

Pronunciation: yoo-DROH-mee-o-SOR-ee-uh
Author: Longrich and Currie
Year: 2009
Meaning: True dromaeosaurs (see etymology)
Locomotion: Bipedal (two legs)
Synonyms: None known
Definition:
The least inclusive clade containing Dromaeosaurus, Velociraptor, Deinonychus, and Saurornitholestes.
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Etymology
Eudromaeosauria is derived from the Greek "eu" (true, good), "dromaios" (swift, running), "sauros" (lizard), and "-ia" (neuter pleural).
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Further reading
• N. R. Longrich and P. J. Currie (2009) "A microraptorine (Dinosauria–Dromaeosauridae) from the Late Cretaceous of North America".
• Brett-Surman, Holtz and Farlow (2012) "The Complete Dinosaur: Second Edition". /uk.
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Atkinson, L. "DinoChecker FAQ entry :: What is Eudromaeosauria?"
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