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What is Heterodontosauridae?

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Heterodontosauridae
Pronunciation: HEH-tuh-ro-DONT-o-SOR-uh-day
Author: Kuhn
Year: 1966
Meaning: Different-toothed lizards (see etymology)
Locomotion: Bipedal (two legs)
Synonyms: None known
Definition:
The most inclusive clade containing Heterodontosaurus tucki but not Parasaurolophus walkeri, Pachycephalosaurus wyomingensis, Triceratops horridus, and Ankylosaurus magniventris.
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Etymology
Heterodontosauridae is derived from the Greek "heteros" (different), "odont" (tooth), "sauros" lizard and "idae" (family), named for the group anchor Heterodontosaurus—the "different-toothed lizard".
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References
• Paul C. Sereno (2012) "Taxonomy, morphology, masticatory function and phylogeny of heterodontosaurid dinosaurs".
• Peter M. Galton (2014) "Notes on the postcranial anatomy of the heterodontosaurid dinosaur Heterodontosaurus tucki, a basal ornithischian from the Lower Jurassic of South Africa".
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Atkinson, L. "DinoChecker FAQ entry :: What is Heterodontosauridae?"
http://www.dinochecker.com/dinosaurfaqs/what-is-heterodontosauridae›. Web access: 25th Sep 2017.
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