Scipionyx Dal Sasso and Signore 1996 (compsognathid)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Compsognathidae

Full reference: C. Dal Sasso and M. Signore. 1996. Exceptional soft-tissue preservation in a theropod dinosaur from Italy. Nature 392:383-387

Parent taxon: Compsognathidae according to C. Hendrickx and O. Mateus 2014

See also Dal Sasso 2003, Dal Sasso and Maganuco 2011, Dal Sasso and Signore 1996, Gishlick and Gauthier 2007, Holtz 2000, Holtz et al. 2004, Peyer 2004 and Peyer 2006

Sister taxa: Aniksosaurus, Aristosuchus, Compsognathinae, Compsognathus, Huaxiagnathus, Mirischia, Nqwebasaurus, Ornitholestes, Sinocalliopteryx

Subtaxa: Scipionyx samniticus

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution: found only at La Cavere, Pietraroja (Cretaceous of Italy)

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