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What is Saurornitholestinae?

Pronunciation: SOR-or-NITH-o-LES-tuh-nay
Author: Longrich and Currie
Year: 2009
Meaning: Lizard-bird thieves (see etymology)
Locomotion: Bipedal (two legs)
Age range: 85 to 66 Million years ago
Definition:
The most inclusive clade containing Saurornitholestes langstoni but not Dromaeosaurus albertensis, Velociraptor mongoliensis, or Microraptor zhaoianus.
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Etymology
Saurornitholestinae is derived from the Greek "sauros" (lizard), "ornis" (bird) and "lestes" (thief), and the Latin "-inae" (sub family).
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References
• N. R. Longrich and P. J. Currie (2009) "A microraptorine (Dinosauria–Dromaeosauridae) from the Late Cretaceous of North America".
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Atkinson, L. "DinoChecker FAQ entry :: What is Saurornitholestinae?"
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