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Rahonavis ostromi

Reptilia - Avetheropoda

Taxonomy
Rahona ostromi was named by Forster et al. (1998). Its type specimen is University of Antananarivo 8656, a partial skeleton (largely complete postcranial skeleton), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is MAD93-18 (SUNY), which is in a Maastrichtian channel sandstone in the Maevarano Formation of Madagascar. It is the type species of Rahona, Rahonavis.

It was recombined as Rahonavis ostromi by Forster et al. (1998), Norell and Makovicky (1999), Burnham et al. (2000), Chiappe (2002), Senter et al. (2004), Padian (2004), Turner et al. (2007), Longrich and Currie (2009), Bever and Norell (2009), Prieto-Marquez et al. (2012) and Candeiro et al. (2012).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1998Rahonavis ostromi Forster et al. p. 185
1998Rahona ostromi Forster et al. pp. 1918-1919 figs. 1-4
1999Rahonavis ostromi Norell and Makovicky p. 35
2000Rahonavis ostromi Burnham et al. p. 8
2002Rahonavis ostromi Chiappe p. 455
2004Rahonavis ostromi Padian p. 211
2004Rahonavis ostromi Senter et al. p. 3
2007Rahonavis ostromi Turner et al. p. 9
2008Rahonavis ostromii Novas et al.
2009Rahonavis ostromi Bever and Norell p. 5
2009Rahonavis ostromi Longrich and Currie p. supplementary
2012Rahonavis ostromi Candeiro et al. p. 225
2012Rahonavis ostromi Prieto-Marquez et al. p. 122

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
RankNameAuthor
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
Saurischia()
Theropoda()
Neotheropoda
AverostraPaul 2002
Tetanurae
orderAvetheropoda
suborderCoelurosauria
Maniraptora
Paraves
classAves
genusRahonavis
speciesostromi()

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: hydroxyapatiteo
Entire body: yeso
Adult length: 10 to < 100o
Adult width: 1.0 to < 10o
Adult height: 1.0 to < 10o
Architecture: compact or denseo
Ontogeny: accretion, modification of partso
Grouping: solitaryo
Environment: terrestrialo
Locomotion: actively mobileo
Life habit: ground dwellingo
Diet: carnivoresubo
Reproduction: oviparouso
Dispersal: direct/internalo
Dispersal 2: mobileo
Created: 2009-01-03 20:39:15
Modified: 2009-01-03 22:39:15
Source: subo = suborder, o = order
References: Kiessling 2004, Marsh 1875, Benton 1983

Age range: Maastrichtian or 72.10000 to 66.00000 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Maastrichtian72.1 - 66.0Madagascar (Mahajanga) Rahona ostromi, Rahonavis ostromi (type locality: 25074)