†infraorder Deinonychosauria Colbert and Russell 1969 (coelurosaur)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda

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

Parent taxon: Paraves according to P. Senter et al. 2004

See also Barsbold 1976, Barsbold 1977, Barsbold 1983, Colbert and Russell 1969, Gauthier 1986, Gauthier and Padian 1985, Novas 1992, Rauhut 2003, Russell 1984, Sereno 1997, Sereno 1998 and Sereno 1999

Sister taxa: Anchiornis, Aves, Caihong, Eosinopteryx, Epidendrosaurus, Epidexipteryx, Eumaniraptora, Paronychodon, Pneumatoraptor, Serikornis, Xiaotingia, Zhongornis

Subtaxa: Dromaeopodidae Pamparaptor

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Argentina (2 collections), Bolivia (1), Brazil (1), China (2), France (2), Kazakhstan (1), Mongolia (3), Poland (1), South Korea (1), Tajikistan (1), Thailand (1), Uzbekistan (1)

• Jurassic to Cretaceous of China (1)

• Jurassic of United States (1: Wyoming)

Total: 19 collections including 20 occurrences

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