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What is Unenlagiinae?

Pronunciation: oon-en-LAHG-uh-nay
Author: Bonaparte
Year: 1999
Meaning: Half birds (see etymology)
Locomotion: Bipedal (2 legs)
Synonyms: None known
[Sereno, 2005]Definition
The most inclusive clade containing Unenlagia comahuensis but not Velociraptor mongoliensis, Dromaeosaurus albertensis, Microraptor zhaoianus and Passer domesticus (House Sparrow).
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Etymology
Unenlagiinae is derived from the Mapuche "uñen" (half) and "lag" (bird), and the Latin "-inae" (denoting a sub-family, in this case within Dromaeosauridae). It's named for the group anchor; Unenlagia comahuensis.
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References
• BONAPARTE JF. (1999) "Tetrapod faunas from South America and India: a paleobiogeographic interpretation". Proc Indian Nat Sci Acad 65: 427–437.
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Atkinson, L. "DinoChecker FAQ entry :: What is Unenlagiinae?"
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