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What is Orodrominae?

Pronunciation: OR-o-DROHM-uh-nay
Author: Brown, Evans, Ryan and Russell
Year: 2013
Meaning: Mountain runners (see etymology)
Locomotion: Bipedal (two legs)
Synonyms: None known
[Brown et al. 2013]Definition
All thescelosaurids more closely related to Orodromeus makelai than to Thescelosaurus neglectus.
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Etymology
Orodrominae is derived from the Greek "oros" (mountain) in reference to the Egg Mountain site where Orodromeus—the group anchor—was found, "dromeus" (runner) because of the animal's presumed cursorial (running) habits, and "-inae" (sub family).
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References
• Brown CM, Evans DC, Ryan MJ and Russell AP (2013) "New data on the diversity and abundance of small-bodied ornithopods (Dinosauria, Ornithischia) from the Belly River Group (Campanian) of Alberta". Journal of Vert. Pal. 33(3):495-520. doi: 10.1080/02724634.2013.746229.
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