Albertonykus borealis Longrich and Currie 2009 (Alberta claw)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda

Full reference: N. R. Longrich and P. J. Currie. 2009. Albertonykus borealis, a new alvarezsaur (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from the Early Maastrichtian of Alberta, Canada: implications for the systematics and ecology of the Alvarezsauridae. Cretaceous Research 30(1):239-252

Belongs to Albertonykus according to N. R. Longrich and P. J. Currie 2009

See also Nesbitt et al. 2011 and Xu et al. 2010

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: TMP 2001.45.91, a limb element (left ulna). Its type locality is Albertosaurus Bonebed, Dry Island Buffalo Jump, which is in a Maastrichtian coarse channel fill sandstone in the Horseshoe Canyon Formation of Canada.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution: found only at Albertosaurus Bonebed, Dry Island Buffalo Jump

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