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What is Rhabdodontidae?

Pronunciation: RAB-do-don-tih-day
Author: Weishampel, Jianu, Csiki and Norman
Year: 2003
Meaning: Fluted-tooth family (see etymology)
Locomotion: Bipedal (two legs)
Synonyms: None known
[Sereno, 2005]Definition
The most inclusive clade containing Rhabdodon priscus but not Parasaurolophus walkeri.
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Etymology
Rhabdodontidae is derived from the Greek "rhabdosis" (the vertical fluting on a column) and "odon" (tooth), referring to their grooved teeth, and the Latinized Greek suffix "-idae" (family). The type specimen is Rhabdodon.
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Further reading
• Weishampel DB, Jianu C-M, Csiki Z and Norman DB (2003) "Osteology and phylogeny of Zalmoxes (n. g.), an unusual Euornithopod dinosaur from the latest Cretaceous of Romania".
• Weishampel DB and Jianu C-M (2011) "Transylvanian Dinosaurs".
Bernissart Dinosaurs and Early Cretaceous Terrestrial Ecosystems
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Atkinson, L. "DinoChecker FAQ entry :: What is Rhabdodontidae?"
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