†family Compsognathidae Cope 1871 (compsognathid)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Compsognathidae

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1871. On the homologies of some of the cranial bones of the Reptilia, and on the systematic arrangement of the class. Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science 19:194-247

Parent taxon: Coelurosauria according to C. Hendrickx and O. Mateus 2014

See also Arldt 1909, Barsbold 1983, Baur 1891, Bidar et al. 1972, Bonaparte 1980, Carroll 1988, Casamiquela 1975, Cope 1871, Cope 1875, Currie and Chen 2001, Dollo 1884, Gishlick and Gauthier 2007, Göhlich et al. 2006, Holtz 1998, Holtz 2000, Holtz et al. 2004, Huene 1909, Huene 1914, Huene 1914, Huene 1914, Huene 1914, Huene 1920, Huene 1926, Huene 1929, Huene 1948, Huene 1959, Huene and Matley 1933, Hwang et al. 2004, Kuhn 1946, Lull 1924, Lydekker 1888, Maleev 1968, Mansel-Pleydell 1902, Marsh 1884, Marsh 1884, Marsh 1885, Marsh 1895, Marsh 1896, Matthew 1915, McIntosh 1981, Naish et al. 2004, Nopcsa 1923, Nopcsa 1928, Ostrom 1978, Ostrom 1980, Paul 1988, Peyer 2004, Peyer 2006, Rauhut et al. 2010, Romer 1956, Romer 1966, Roxo 1937, Sauvage 1882, Sereno 1999, Steel 1970, Stromer 1934, Tatarinov 1964, Thulborn 1984, Tornier 1913, Vetter 1884, von Zittel 1911, Zinke 1998 and Zittel 1890

Sister taxa: Alvarezsauria, Aorun, Bicentenaria, Bressanichnus, Britoichnium, Coeluridae, Coelurus, Defarrariischnium, Halticosauridae, Ignotornis, Juravenator, Lapparentichnus, Lourinhanosaurus, Maniraptora, Maniraptoriformes, Megalosaurus lonzeensis, Nedcolbertia, Ngexisaurus, Ornithomimipodidae, Plesiothornipus, Satapliasaurus, Sinosauropteryx, Tanycolagreus, Taupezia, Tugulusaurus, Tyrannosauroidea, Xinjiangovenator, Xiuningpus, Zuolong

Subtaxa: Aniksosaurus Aristosuchus Compsognathinae Compsognathus Huaxiagnathus Mirischia Nqwebasaurus Ornitholestes Scipionyx Sinocalliopteryx

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Type: Compsognathus

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Argentina (1 collection), Brazil (1), China (2), Italy (1), South Africa (1), Spain (1), Thailand (1)

• Jurassic of France (1), Germany (1), Portugal (1), United States (4: Colorado, Wyoming)

Total: 15 collections each including a single occurrence

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