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What is Maniraptora?

Pronunciation: man-i-RAP-tor-uh
Author: Gauthier
Year: 1986
Meaning: Hand snatchers (see etymology)
Locomotion: Bipedal (two legs)
Synonyms: Metornithes (Perle et al. 1993)
Scientific Definition:
The most inclusive clade containing Passer domesticus (House Sparrow) but not Ornithomimus velox.  
And in something resembling English:
The group which includes the birds and all dinosaurs that were more closely related to them than to Ornithomimus (the "bird mimic").
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• Brett-Surman, Holtz and Farlow (2012) "The Complete Dinosaur: Second Edition".
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Atkinson, L. "DinoChecker FAQ entry :: What is Maniraptora?"
http://www.dinochecker.com/dinosaurfaqs/what-is-maniraptora›. Web access: 27th Apr 2017.
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