Sinosauropteryx Ji and Ji 1996 (coelurosaur)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda

Full reference: Q. Ji and S. Ji. 1996. [On discovery of the earliest bird fossil in China and the origin of birds]. Chinese Geology 10(233):30-33

Parent taxon: Coelurosauria according to O. W. M. Rauhut et al. 2010

See also Currie 2003, Currie and Chen 2001, Dececchi et al. 2012, Gishlick and Gauthier 2007, Holtz 1998, Holtz et al. 2004, Hwang et al. 2004, Ji and Ji 1996, Ji and Ji 1997, Martínez and Novas 2006, Peyer 2004, Peyer 2006, Rauhut 2003, Ruiz-Omeñaca and Canudo 2003, Senter 2004 and Senter et al. 2004

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

Subtaxa: Sinosauropteryx prima

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of China (3 collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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