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What is Majungasaurinae?

Pronunciation: mah-JOON-guh-SOR-ruh-nay
Author: Tortosa et al.
Year: 2013
Meaning: Mahajanga lizards (see etymology)
Locomotion: Bipedal (two legs)
Synonyms: None known
Definition
All abelisaurids more closely related to Majungasaurus crenatissimus than to Carnotaurus sastrei.
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Etymology
Majungasaurinae is derived from "Mahajanga" (formerly the Province of Majunga, Madagascar), the Greek "sauros" (lizard), and the Latin "inae" (sub-family), named for the type specimen, Majungasaurus.
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Further reading
• Tortosa T, Buffetaut E, Vialle N, Dutour Y, Turini E, Cheylan G (2013)"A new abelisaurid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of southern France: Palaeobiogeographical implications".
• International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature: "Suffixes for family-group names".
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Atkinson, L. "DinoChecker FAQ entry :: What is Majungasaurinae?"
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