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What is Therizinosauridae?

Pronunciation: ther-ih-ZEE-no-SOR-uh-day
Author: Maleev
Year: 1954
Meaning: Reaping lizards (see etymology)
Locomotion: Bipedal
Synonyms: Segnosauridae (Perle, 1979)
Enigmosauridae (Barsbold & Perle, 1983)
Nanshiungosauridae (Dong & Yu, 1997)
Erlikosauridae (Ryan & Russell 2001)
Definition:
The least inclusive clade containing Nothronychus mckinleyi, Segnosaurus galbinensis, Erlikosaurus andrewsi and Therizinosaurus cheloniformis. (Zanno et al. 2009)
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Etymology
Therizinosauridae is derived from the Greek "therizo" (to reap or cut with a scythe) and "sauros" (lizard), and the Latin "-idae" (family), so named because of their long, scythe-like claws.
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Further reading
Lindsay E. Zanno (2010) "A taxonomic and phylogenetic re-evaluation of Therizinosauria (Dinosauria: Maniraptora)".
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