Variraptor Le Loeuff and Buffetaut 1998 (coelurosaur)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Dromaeosauridae

Full reference: J. Le Loeuff and E. Buffetaut. 1998. A new dromaeosaurid theropod from the Upper Cretaceous of southern France. Oryctos 1:105-112

Parent taxon: Dromaeosauridae according to P. Chanthasit and E. Buffetaut 2009

See also Buffetaut 2005, Godefroit et al. 2008, Laurent et al. 2001, Le Loeuff 1998, Le Loeuff and Buffetaut 1998 and Senter et al. 2004

Sister taxa: Achillobator, Adasaurus, Atrociraptor, Austroraptor, Balaur, Bambiraptor, Boreonykus, Buitreraptor, Dakotaraptor, Deinonychus, Dromaeosaurinae, Dromaeosauroides, Dromaeosaurus, Eudromaeosauria, Graciliraptor, Halszkaraptorinae, Hesperonychus, Linheraptor, Luanchuanraptor, Microraptor, Microraptorinae, Nuthetes, Pyroraptor, Richardoestesia, Shanag, Sinornithosaurus, Tianyuraptor, Tsaagan, Unenlagia, Unenlagiinae, Utahraptor, Velociraptor, Zhenyuanlong

Subtaxa: Variraptor mechinorum

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Type: Variraptor mechinorum

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of France (3 collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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