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What is Parasaurolophini?

Pronunciation: pah-ruh-sor-o-low-fih-ni
Author: Prieto-Márquez et al.
Year: 2013
Meaning: Parasaurolophus tribe (see etymology)
Locomotion: Bipedal (two legs)
Synonyms: None known
Prieto-Márquez et al. 2013Definition
Parasaurolophus walkeri and all lambeosaurine taxa more closely related to it than to Lambeosaurus lambei, Tsintaosaurus spinorhinus, or Aralosaurus tuberiferus.
About
Parasaurolophini is the suggested name for a group of Lambeosaurine dinosaurs that includes Parasaurolophus and its closest relatives, united by the prescence of a trombone-like crest and a few other, unpronounceable, features.

It hasn't been officially defined, has received no more than a passing mention in the literature, and only has two members anyway. It may turn out to be a "proper" group if anyone can be bothered to define it, but at the moment it's pretty useless.

Update: it was officially defined by Prieto-Márquez in 2013. Nothing has really changed though! Click here to view DinoChecker's A-Z list of parasaurolophins.
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Further reading
• Evans, David C.; and Reisz, Robert R. (2007) "Anatomy and relationships of Lambeosaurus magnicristatus, a crested hadrosaurid dinosaur (Ornithischia) from the Dinosaur Park Formation, Alberta".
• Prieto-Márquez, A.; Dalla Vecchia, F. M.; Gaete, R.; Galobart, À. (2013) "Diversity, Relationships, and Biogeography of the Lambeosaurine Dinosaurs from the European Archipelago, with Description of the New Aralosaurin Canardia garonnensis".
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Atkinson, L. "DinoChecker FAQ entry :: What is Parasaurolophini?"
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