†family Scansoriopterygidae Czerkas and Yuan 2002 (avialan)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Scansoriopterygidae

Full reference: S. A. Czerkas and C. Yuan. 2002. An arboreal maniraptoran from northeastern China. Feathered Dinosaurs and the Origin of Flight. The Dinosaur Museum Journal 1. The Dinosaur Museum, Blanding, UT 63-95

Parent taxon: Avialae according to F. Zhang et al. 2008

See also Czerkas and Yuan 2002

Sister taxa: Archaeopterygidae, Archaeopteryx, Aurornis, Dalianraptor, Llerdopteryx, Llerdopteryx viai, Wellnhoferia, Wyleyia, Wyleyia valdensis

Subtaxa: Scansoriopteryx Yi

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of China (1 collection)

• Jurassic of China (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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