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- n. Any theropod dinosaur of the clade Tetanurae, defined as all theropods that are more closely related to modern birds than to the genus Ceratosaurus
- adj. Of or pertaining to the dinosaurs of the clade Tetanurae.
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Rather, Aerosteon represents a distinctive basal tetanuran lineage that has survived into the Late Cretaceous on South America and is possibly linked to the allosauroid radiation of the Jurassic.
It’s some kind of peculiar, gracile tetanuran, and is due to be studied as part of a larger project on Jurassic theropods.