Velociraptor Osborn 1924 (coelurosaur)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Dromaeosauridae

Full reference: H. F. Osborn. 1924. Three new Theropoda, Protoceratops zone, central Mongolia. American Museum Novitates 144:1-12

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

See also Apesteguía et al. 2011, Barsbold 1983, Barsbold and Osmólska 1999, Benson and Barrett 2009, Bonaparte 1978, Buffetaut et al. 1986, Burnham et al. 2004, Carroll 1988, Chanthasit and Buffetaut 2009, Chiappe 2002, Chiappe et al. 1996, Colbert and Russell 1969, Currie 1992, Currie 1995, Currie 1997, Currie 2000, Currie 2003, Delcourt and Grillo 2014, Dong 1992, Evans et al. 2014, Ezcurra 2009, Gauthier 1986, Gianechini et al. 2011, Godefroit et al. 2008, Hendrickx and Mateus 2014, Huene 1927, Huene 1958, Huene 1959, Kiernan and Schwimmer 2004, Longrich and Currie 2009, Longrich et al. 2010, Nopcsa 1928, Norell and Makovicky 1997, Norell and Makovicky 1999, Norell et al. 2000, Norell and Makovicky 2004, Norell et al. 2009, Osborn 1924, Osmólska 1996, Ostrom 1969, Padian 1997, Paul 1988, Porfiri et al. 2011, Prieto-Marquez et al. 2012, Rauhut 2003, Romer 1956, Romer 1966, Rozhdestvensky 1977, Ryan 1997, Santafé et al. 1982, Senter et al. 2004, Sereno 1997, Sereno 1998, Smith 2007, Steel 1970, Sues 1977, Sues 1977, Sues 1978, Tatarinov 1964, Thulborn 1984, Turner et al. 2007, Welles 1984, Williamson and Brusatte 2014 and Zinke 1998

Sister taxa: 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, Zhenyuanlong

Subtaxa: Velociraptor mongoliensis Velociraptor osmolskae

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Canada (1: Alberta collection), China (3), Mongolia (12), Tajikistan (1)

Total: 17 collections including 18 occurrences

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