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What is Riojasauridae?

Pronunciation: ree-O-ha-SOR-rih-day
Author: Yates
Year: 2007
Meaning: Rioja lizards (see etymology)
Locomotion: Bipedal (two legs)
Synonyms: None known
Definition
Most inclusive clade containing Riojasaurus incertus but not Plateosaurus engelhardti, Massospondylus carinatus, or Anchisaurus polyzelus.
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Etymology
Riojasauridae is derived from "La Rioja" (the Province in Argentina where the group anchor—Riojasaurus—was discovered), the Greek "sauros" (lizard) and the Latin "idae" (family).
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References
• Adam M. Yates (2007) "Solving a dinosaurian puzzle: the identity of Aliwalia rex Galton".
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Atkinson, L. "DinoChecker FAQ entry :: What is Riojasauridae?"
http://www.dinochecker.com/dinosaurfaqs/what-is-riojasauridae›. Web access: 26th Jun 2017.
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