†family Caenagnathidae Sternberg 1940 (coelurosaur)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Caenagnathidae

Synonym: Elmisauridae Osmolska 1981

Full reference: R. M. Sternberg. 1940. A toothless bird from the Cretaceous of Alberta. Journal of Paleontology 14(1):81-85

Parent taxon: Caenagnathoidea according to J. Lü et al. 2015

See also Barsbold 1981, Barsbold 1983, Barsbold 1997, Benton 1990, Brodkorb 1978, Carroll 1988, Currie 1989, Currie 1992, Currie 1995, Currie 1997, Currie 2000, Currie et al. 1994, Currie and Russell 1988, Dong 1992, Gauthier 1986, Gauthier et al. 1989, Holtz 1994, Holtz 2000, Lamanna et al. 2014, Longrich et al. 2013, Longrich et al. 2010, Lü et al. 2005, Lü and Zhang 2005, Makovicky and Sues 1998, Maryanska et al. 2002, Novas 1992, Osmolska 1981, Osmolska 1990, Osmólska et al. 2004, Paul 1988, Pu et al. 2017, Rauhut 2003, Romer 1966, Russell 1984, Sereno 1997, Sereno 1998, Sereno et al. 1994, Sternberg 1940, Sues 1994, Sues 1997, Sues and Averianov 2015, Thulborn 1984, Tsuihiji et al. 2015, Varricchio 2001, Yao et al. 2015 and Yu et al. 2018

Sister taxon: Oviraptoridae

Subtaxa: Anomalipes Anzu Apatoraptor Beibeilong Caenagnathasia Caenagnathinae Caenagnathus Chirostenotes Elmisaurinae Elmisaurus Epichirostenotes Gigantoraptor Hagryphus Leptorhynchos Macrophalangia Microvenator Ojoraptorsaurus

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Ecology: ground dwelling omnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Canada (19: Alberta, Saskatchewan collections), China (4), Kazakhstan (1), Mongolia (2), Romania (1), United States (40: Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wyoming), Uzbekistan (1)

Total: 68 collections including 70 occurrences

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