†family Dromaeosauridae Colbert and Russell 1969 (coelurosaur)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Dromaeosauridae

Full reference: E. H. Colbert and D. A. Russell. 1969. The small Cretaceous dinosaur Dromaeosaurus. American Museum Novitates 2380:1-49

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

See also Bakker 1986, Barsbold 1976, Barsbold 1977, Barsbold 1983, Barsbold and Osmólska 1999, Benton 1990, Buffetaut et al. 1986, Burnham et al. 2004, Carroll 1988, Chatterjee 1993, Colbert and Russell 1969, Currie 1995, Currie 1995, Currie 1997, Dong 1992, Eberth et al. 2001, Gauthier 1986, Gauthier and Padian 1985, Godefroit et al. 2013, Holtz 1994, Holtz 1995, Holtz 1996, Holtz 1998, Holtz 2000, Hutchinson and Padian 1997, Le Loeuff 1998, Lu and Brusatte 2015, Maryanska et al. 2002, Norell and Makovicky 2004, O'Connor and Sullivan 2014, Osmolska 1990, Ostrom 1969, Ostrom 1969, Ostrom 1970, Ostrom 1980, Peng et al. 2001, Rauhut 2003, Rozhdestvensky 1977, Russell 1984, Russell and Dong 1994, Sánchez-Hernández et al. 2007, Sankey et al. 2002, Santafé et al. 1982, Senter et al. 2004, Sereno 1997, Sereno 1999, Sues 1977, Thulborn 1984, Williamson and Brusatte 2014, Xu et al. 2010, Zheng et al. 2009 and Zinke 1998

Sister taxa: Arctometatarsalia, Therizinosauria, Troodontidae, Tyrannoraptora

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

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

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