†family Alvarezsauridae Bonaparte 1991 (coelurosaur)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Alvarezsauridae

Full reference: J. F. Bonaparte. 1991. Los vertebrados fósiles de la Formación Rio Colorado, de la Ciudad de Neuquén y Cercanías, Cretácico Superior, Argentina [The vertebrate fossils of the Rio Colorado Formation, from the city of Neuquén and surrounding areas, Upper Cretaceous, Argentina]. Revista del Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales "Bernardino Rivadavia" e Instituto Nacional de Investigación de las Ciencias Naturales: Paleontología 4(3):17-123

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

See also Agnolin et al. 2012, Bonaparte 1991, Bonaparte 1996, Chiappe 1996, Chiappe et al. 1996, Chiappe et al. 2002, Choiniere et al. 2010, Holtz 2000, Ji et al. 1999, Novas 1994, Novas 1996, Novas 1997, Novas et al. 2006, Novas and Pol 2002, Padian 2004 and Sereno 1999

Sister taxa: Alvarezsauroidea, Anchiornithidae, Avialae, Fukuivenator, Montanoolithidae, Oviraptorosauria, Palaeopteryx, Paraves, Yixianosaurus

Subtaxa: Achillesaurus Alnashetri Alvarezsaurus Elopteryx Kol Patagonykinae

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Type: Alvarezsaurus

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Argentina (6 collections), Mongolia (3), Romania (1)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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