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What is Tyrannosauroidea?

Pronunciation: ty-RAN-o-suh-ROY-dee-uh
Author: Henry Fairfield Osborn
Year: 1906
Meaning: Tyrant lizard-like (see etymology)
Locomotion: Bipedal (2 legs)
Synonyms: Deinodontoidea (Brown, 1914)?
[Sereno, 2005]Definition
The most inclusive clade containing Tyrannosaurus rex but not Ornithomimus edmontonicus, Troodon formosus and Velociraptor mongoliensis.
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Etymology
Tyrannosauroidea is derived from the Greek "tyrannos" (tyrant), the Greek "sauros" (lizard) and the Latin "-oidea" (likeness, form, resemblance). In the Linnaean system of classification "oidea" is applied to groups which rank as "superfamilies".
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References
• Holtz TR jr (2012) "Primitive Coelurosaurs: Compsognathids and Tyrannosauroids" in "The Complete Dinosaur: Second Edition".
• Holtz TR jr (2004) "Tyrannosauroidea" in Weishampel, Dodson and Halszka (eds.) "The Dinosauria: Second Edition" Berkeley: University of California Press. pp. 111–136.
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Atkinson, L. "DinoChecker FAQ entry :: What is Tyrannosauroidea?"
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