Shuvuuia deserti Chiappe et al. 1998 (coelurosaur)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda

Alternative combination: Shuuvia deserti

Full reference: L. M. Chiappe, M. A. Norell, and J. M. Clark. 1998. The skull of a relative of the stem-group bird Mononykus. Nature 392:275-278

Belongs to Shuvuuia according to V. R. Alifanov and R. Barsbold 2009

See also Bever and Norell 2009, Chiappe 2002, Chiappe et al. 1998, Chiappe et al. 2002, Choiniere et al. 2010, Delcourt and Grillo 2014, Gianechini et al. 2011, Longrich and Currie 2009, Longrich et al. 2010, Martinelli and Vera 2007, Norell and Makovicky 1999, Padian 2004, Suzuki et al. 2002, Turner et al. 2007, Turner et al. 2009 and Xu et al. 2010

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: MGI 100/975, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Ukhaa Tolgod (AMNH), which is in a Campanian eolian sandstone/mudstone in the Djadokhta Formation of Mongolia.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore


• Cretaceous of Mongolia (3 collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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