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What is Abelisauroidea?

Pronunciation: ah-BEL-ee-suh-ROY-dee-uh
Author: Jose Bonaparte and Fernando Novas
Year: 1985
Meaning: Abelisaurus-likeness (See etymology)
Locomotion: Bipedal (two legs)
Synonyms: Abelisauria
Wilson et al. 2003Definition
The least inclusive clade containing Carnotaurus sastrei and Noasaurus leali.
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Etymology
Abelisauroidea is derived from "Abelisaurus" (itself derived from Roberto Abel and 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
• Fernando E. Novas (2009) "The Age of Dinosaurs in South America". /uk.
• R. Tykoski and T. Rowe (2004) "Ceratosauria" in "The Dinosauria: 2nd Edition". /uk.
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