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What is Noasauridae?

Pronunciation: NOH-uh-SOR-uh-day
Authors: Bonaparte and Powell
Year: 1980
Meaning: North-west Argentina lizards (see etymology)
Locomotion: Bipedal (two legs)
Synonyms: None known
Definition
The most inclusive clade containing Noasaurus leali but not Carnotaurus sastrei.  
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Etymology
Noasauridae is derived from "Noasaurus" — the group anchor and type specimen whose name is derived from "noroeste Argentina" (a Spanish term meaning "North Western Argentina", the region where its remains were found) and the Greek "sauros" (lizard) — and the Greek "idae" (family).
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Further reading
• Fernando E. Novas (2009) "The Age of Dinosaurs in South America". /uk.
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Atkinson, L. "DinoChecker FAQ entry :: What is Noasauridae?"
http://www.dinochecker.com/dinosaurfaqs/what-is-noasauridae›. Web access: 27th Apr 2017.
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