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What is Velociraptorinae?

Pronunciation: vuh-LOH-suh-rap-TOR-uh-nay
Author: Barsbold
Year: 1983
Meaning: Swift plunderers (see etymology)
Locomotion: Bipedal (two legs)
Age range : 156-66 million years ago
Definition:
All dromaeosaurids closer to Velociraptor mongliensis than Dromaeosaurus albertensis.
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Etymology
Velociraptorinae is derived from the Latin "velocis" (swift), "raptor" (plunderer, thief), and "-inae" (sub family).
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Further reading
• 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 Velociraptorinae?"
http://www.dinochecker.com/dinosaurfaqs/what-is-velociraptorinae›. Web access: 24th Nov 2017.
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