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What is Ceratosauria?

Pronunciation: se-RAT-o-SOR-ree-uh
Author: Othniel Charles Marsh
Year: 1884
Etymology: Horned Lizards (see etymology)
Locomotion: Bipedal (two legs)
Synonyms: None known
[Sereno, 2005]Definition
The most inclusive clade containing Ceratosaurus nasicornis but not Passer domesticus (house sparrow).
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Etymology
Ceratosauria is derived from the Greek "keras" (horn), "sauros" (lizard), and "-ia" (neuter plural), referring to their nose horns and close relationship to Ceratosaurus—the "Horned lizard".
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References
• Tykoski RS and Rowe T (2004) "Ceratosauria" in Weishampel, Dodson and Osmólska (eds.) "The Dinosauria: Second Edition".
• Carrano MT and Sampson SD (2008) "The Phylogeny of Ceratosauria". Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 6(2): 183–236.
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