Microvenator celer Ostrom 1970 (coelurosaur)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Caenagnathidae

Full reference: J. H. Ostrom. 1970. Stratigraphy and paleontology of the Cloverly Formation (Lower Cretaceous) of the Bighorn Basin area, Wyoming and Montana. Peabody Museum Bulletin 35:1-234

Belongs to Microvenator according to P. Senter et al. 2004

See also Balanoff et al. 2009, Currie and Russell 1988, Delcourt and Grillo 2014, Funston and Currie 2016, Funston et al. 2015, Lamanna et al. 2014, Langston 1974, Longrich et al. 2013, Lü et al. 2004, Mackovicky and Sues 1997, Makovicky and Sues 1998, Maxwell 1997, Molnar and Pledge 1980, Norell and Makovicky 1997, Osmólska et al. 2004, Ostrom 1970, Parsons and Parsons 2009, Paul 1988, Rauhut 2003, Sues 1980, Sues 1997, Tsuihiji et al. 2015, Turner et al. 2007, Wang et al. 2016 and Zelenitsky et al. 2000

Sister taxon: Microvenator chagyabi

Type specimen: AMNH 3041, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is AMNH 33-1, Middle Dome, which is in an Albian terrestrial claystone in the Cloverly Formation of Montana.

Ecology: ground dwelling omnivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur circumference 35.0, tibia circumference 33.0

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of United States (3: Montana, Wyoming collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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