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What is Piatnitzkysauridae?

Pronunciation: PEE-aht-NYIT-skee-SOR-uh-day
Authors: Carrano, Benson and Sampson
Year: 2012
Meaning: Piatnitzky lizard family (see etymology)
Locomotion: Bipedal (2 legs)
Synonyms: None known
[Carrano et al. 2012]Definition
All megalosauroids more closely related to Piatnitzkysaurus than to either Spinosaurus or Megalosaurus.
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Etymology
Piatnitzkysauridae is derived from "Piatnitzky" (for Alejandro Mateievich Piatnitzky [1879-1959], a Russian-born Argentine geologist who discovered the Jurassic Cerro Condor fossil locality), and the Greek "sauros" (lizard) and "inae" (denoting a sub-family, in this case a sub-family of the family Megalosauridae), named for group anchor Piatnitzkysaurus.
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Further reading
Carrano MT, Benson RBJ and Sampson SD (2012) "The phylogeny of Tetanurae (Dinosauria: Theropoda)". Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 10:2, 211-300
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