Graciliraptor Xu and Wang 2004 (slender raptor)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Dromaeosauridae

Full reference: X. Xu and X.-L. Wang. 2004. A new dromaeosaur (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from the Early Cretaceous Yixian Formation of western Liaoning. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 42(2):111-119

Parent taxon: Dromaeosauridae according to R. Pei et al. 2014

See also Amiot et al. 2010, Han et al. 2014, Knoll and Ruiz-OmeƱaca 2009, Xing et al. 2009 and Xu and Wang 2004

Sister taxa: Achillobator, Adasaurus, Atrociraptor, Austroraptor, Balaur, Bambiraptor, Boreonykus, Buitreraptor, Dakotaraptor, Deinonychus, Dromaeosaurinae, Dromaeosauroides, Dromaeosaurus, Eudromaeosauria, Halszkaraptorinae, Hesperonychus, Linheraptor, Luanchuanraptor, Microraptor, Microraptorinae, Nuthetes, Pyroraptor, Richardoestesia, Shanag, Sinornithosaurus, Tianyuraptor, Tsaagan, Unenlagia, Unenlagiinae, Utahraptor, Variraptor, Velociraptor, Zhenyuanlong

Subtaxa: Graciliraptor lujiatunensis

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution: found only at Lujiatun village, Beipiao (IVPP) (Cretaceous of China)

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