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What is Hadrosauridae?

Pronunciation: HAD-ro-SOR-rih-day
Author: E.D. Cope
Year: 1869
Meaning: Heavy Lizards (see etymology)
Locomotion: Primarily bipedal (2 legs)
Synonyms: Trachodontidae (Lydekker, 1888)
Saurolophidae (Brown, 1914)
Lambeosauridae (Parks, 1923)
Cheneosauridae (Lull & Wright, 1942)
[Sereno, 2005]Definition
The least inclusive clade containing Saurolophus osborni and Parasaurolophus walkeri, and including Hadrosaurus foulkii.
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Etymology
Hadrosauridae is derived from the Greek "hadros" (heavy, bulky, sturdy, powerful), "sauros" (lizard) and "idae" (family), named for one of the group anchors, Hadrosaurus.
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References
• Prieto-Márquez A (2010) "Global phylogeny of Hadrosauridae (Dinosauria: Ornithopoda) using parsimony and Bayesian methods". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 159(2): 435–502.
• Williams VS, Barrett PM and Purnell MA (2009) "Quantitative analysis of dental microwear in hadrosaurid dinosaurs, and the implications for hypotheses of jaw mechanics and feeding". PNAS July 7, 2009, vol. 106, no. 27 11194-11199
• Evans DC, Ridgely R, Witmer LM (2009) "Endocranial Anatomy of Lambeosaurine Hadrosaurids (Dinosauria:Ornithischia): A Sensorineural Perspective on Cranial Crest Function". The Anatomical Record 292(9): 1315–1337
• Chin K (2007) "The Paleobiological Implications of Herbivorous Dinosaur Coprolites from the Upper Cretaceous Two Medicine Formation of Montana: Why Eat Wood?". PALAIOS. 22 (5): 554.
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