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What is Furileusauria?

Pronunciation: fuh-RIL-loo-SOR-ree-uh
Author: Filippi et al.
Year: 2016
Meaning: Stiff back lizards (see etymology)
Locomotion: Bipedal (two legs)
Synonyms: None known
[Filippi et al., 2016]Definition
The most inclusive clade containing Carnotaurus sastrei but not Ilokelesia aguadagrandensis, Skorpiovenator bustingoryi or Majungasaurus crenatissimus.
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Etymology
Furileusauria is derived from the Mapudungun "Furileu" (stiff back) and the Greek "sauria" (lizards), in reference to the extreme level of stiffness in their spinal column.
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Further reading
• Filippi LS, Méndez AH, Juárez Valieri RD, Garrido AC (2016) "A new brachyrostran with hypertrophied axial structures reveals an unexpected radiation of latest Cretaceous abelisaurids". Cretaceous Research, Volume 61, Pages 209–219
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