Scipionyx samniticus 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

Belongs to Scipionyx according to C. Dal Sasso and S. Maganuco 2011

See also Cau and Madzia 2018, Chiappe and Göhlich 2010, Dal Sasso 2003, Dal Sasso and Signore 1996, Dalla Vecchia 2001, Gishlick and Gauthier 2007, Holtz et al. 2004, Petti et al. 2008 and Peyer 2006

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: Its type locality is La Cavere, Pietraroja, which is in an Albian basinal (carbonate) mudstone/wackestone in Italy

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution: found only at La Cavere, Pietraroja

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