Talos Zanno et al. 2011 (coelurosaur)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Troodontidae

Full reference: L. E. Zanno, D. J. Varricchio, P. M. O'Connor, A. L. Titus, and M. J. Knell. 2011. A new troodontid theropod, Talos sampsoni gen. et sp. nov., from the Upper Cretaceous Western Interior Basin of North America. PLoS ONE 6(9):e24487:1-20

Parent taxon: Troodontidae according to T. Tsuihiji et al. 2014

See also Williamson and Brusatte 2014 and Zanno et al. 2011

Sister taxa: Archaeornithoides, Borogovia, Bradycneme, Byronosaurus, Euronychodon, Geminiraptor, Gobivenator, Heptasteornis, Jinfengopteryx, Koparion, Laelaps cristatus, Laelaps laevifrons, Linhevenator, Mei, Pectinodon, Philovenator, Saurornithoides, Sinornithoides, Sinovenator, Sinovenatorinae, Sinusonasus, Tochisaurus, Troodon, Urbacodon, Xixiasaurus, Zanabazar

Subtaxa: Talos sampsoni

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Type: Talos sampsoni

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore

Distribution: found only at Talos type locality, The Blues (Cretaceous of Utah)

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