†unranked clade Maniraptora Gauthier 1986 (coelurosaur)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda

Full reference: J. A. Gauthier. 1986. Saurischian monophyly and the origin of birds. The Origin of Birds and the Evolution of Flight, K. Padian (ed.), Memoirs of the California Academy of Sciences 8:1-55

Parent taxon: Coelurosauria according to P. J. Makovicky et al. 2012

See also Azuma et al. 2016, Benton 1990, Chatterjee 1993, Coria and Currie 2006, Currie 1997, Foth and Rauhut 2017, Gao and Liu 2005, Gauthier 1986, Holtz 1995, Holtz 1996, Holtz 1998, Holtz 2000, Holtz and Padian 1995, Hu et al. 2018, Hutchinson and Padian 1997, Lefèvre et al. 2017, Lu and Brusatte 2015, Maryanska et al. 2002, Naish and Martill 2007, Novas 1992, Novas and Agnolin 2004, Osmolska 1990, Padian et al. 1999, Rauhut 2003, Sánchez-Hernández et al. 2007, Sankey et al. 2002, Senter et al. 2004, Sereno 1997, Sereno 1998, Sereno 1999, Shen et al. 2017, Xu et al. 2010, Xu et al. 2011, Xu et al. 2012 and Zhang et al. 2008

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

Subtaxa: Alvarezsauridae Alvarezsauroidea Anchiornithidae Avialae Fukuivenator Montanoolithidae Oviraptorosauria Palaeopteryx Paraves Yixianosaurus

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

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