Protarchaeopteryx Ji and Ji 1997 (coelurosaur)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda

Full reference: Q. Ji and S.-A. Ji. 1997. [Protarchaeopteryx gen. nov.—a new genus of Archaeopterygidae in China]. Chinese Geology 238(3):38-41

Parent taxon: Oviraptorosauria according to P. Senter et al. 2004

See also Holtz 1998, Ji et al. 1998, Ji and Ji 1997, Padian 2004, Ruiz-Omeñaca and Canudo 2003 and Xu et al. 2007

Sister taxa: Avimimidae, Avimimus, Caenagnathoidea, Caudipterygidae, Incisivosaurus, Ingeniidae, Ningyuansaurus, Oviraptoroidea

Subtaxa: Protarchaeopteryx robusta

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Ecology: ground dwelling omnivore

Distribution: found only at Sihetun, Yixian Member 3 (general) (Cretaceous of China)

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