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What is Mamenchisaurinae?

Pronunciation: ma-MEN-chi-SOR-rih-nay
Authors: Young and Zhao
Year: 1972
Meaning: Mamenchi lizards (see etymology)
Locomotion: Quadrupedal (four legs)
Synonyms: None known
Definition
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Etymology
Mamenchisaurinae is derived from "Mamenchi"—[Chinese "ma" (horse), "men" (gate) and "xi" (brook)]—which is an accent-induced misinterpretation of Mamingxi—[Chinese "ma" (horse), "ming" (neighing) and "xi" (brook)]—where the type specimen was found, the Greek "sauros" (lizard) and the Latin "inae" (sub-family).
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Further reading
• Young, C.C. and Zhao, X. (1972) "Mamenchisaurus hochuanensis sp. nov.". Institute of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Palaeoanthropology Monographs Series A 8: 1-30.
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