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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)
Definition: Sereno, 2005
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".
• Williams V.S., Barrett P.M. and Purnell M.A. (2009) "Quantitative analysis of dental microwear in hadrosaurid dinosaurs, and the implications for hypotheses of jaw mechanics and feeding".
• Evans DC, Ridgely R, Witmer LM (2009) "Endocranial Anatomy of Lambeosaurine Hadrosaurids (Dinosauria:Ornithischia): A Sensorineural Perspective on Cranial Crest Function".
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