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What is Maniraptoriformes?

Pronunciation: man-ih-rap-tor-rih-formz
Author: Thomas R. Holtz, jr.
Year: 1996
Meaning: Hand snatcher-shaped (see etymology)
Locomotion: Bipedal (2 legs)
Synonyms: Bullatosauria (Holtz, 1993),
Ornithomimoidea (Sereno, 1999),
Avipinna (Gauthier and de Queiroz, 2001)
Avepectora (Paul, 2002)
[Sereno, 2005]Definition
The least inclusive clade containing Passer domesticus (House Sparrow) and Ornithomimus edmontonicus.
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Etymology
Maniraptoriformes is derived from the Latin "manus" (hand), "raptor" (plunderer, snatcher, robber or thief), and "iformes" (shaped).
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References
• Holtz TR jr (1996) "Phylogenetic Taxonomy of the Coelurosauria (Dinosauria: Theropoda)". Journal of Paleontology, 70(3): 536-538.
• Brett-Surman, Holtz and Farlow (2012) "The Complete Dinosaur: Second Edition".
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