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What is Parvicursorinae?

Pronunciation: PAR-vi-KUHR-sor-uh-nay
Author: Karhu and Rautian
Year: 1996
Meaning: Small runners (see etymology)
Locomotion: Bipedal (2 legs)
Synonyms: Mononykinae (Chiappe et al. 1998)
About
Pavicursorinae is a sub group of alvarezsaurids with a specialised "pinched" foot. Some palaeontologists used to refer to this group as Mononykinae (Chiappe et al. 1998) but Parvicursorinae has priority because its coordinate name—Parvicursoridae—was named first.
Etymology
Parvicursorinae is derived from the Latin "parvus" (small) and "cursor" (runner), and the Greek "inae" (sub family).
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References
• Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. (2008) "Dinosaurs: The Most Complete, Up-to-Date Encyclopedia for Dinosaur Lovers of All Ages". /uk.
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