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What is Pennoraptora?

Pronunciation: pen-o-RAP-tor-uh
Authors: Foth, Tischlinger and Rauhut
Year: 2014
Meaning: Contour-feathered robbers (see etymology)
Locomotion: Bipedal (two legs)
Synonyms: None known
Definition:
The clade including Oviraptor philoceratops, Deinonychus antirrhopus and Passer domesticus, and all descendants of their most recent common ancestor.
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Etymology
Pennoraptora is derived from the Latin "penna" (contour feather) and "raptor" (robber), named for the "feathery" coating of its members.
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References
• Christian Foth, Helmut Tischlinger & Oliver W. M. Rauhut (2014) New specimen of Archaeopteryx provides insights into the evolution of pennaceous feathers.
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