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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.

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  • It’s some kind of peculiar, gracile tetanuran, and is due to be studied as part of a larger project on Jurassic theropods.

    Archive 2006-12-01


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