Mei Xu and Norell 2004 (coelurosaur)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Troodontidae

Full reference: X. Xu and M. A. Norell. 2004. A new troodontid dinosaur from China with avian-like sleeping posture. Nature 431:838-841

Parent taxon: Troodontidae according to T. Tsuihiji et al. 2014

See also Averianov and Sues 2007, Bever and Norell 2009, Gao et al. 2012, Godefroit et al. 2013, Lü et al. 2010, Norell et al. 2009, Torices et al. 2015, Xing et al. 2009, Xu and Norell 2004 and Zanno et al. 2011

Sister taxa: Archaeornithoides, Borogovia, Bradycneme, Byronosaurus, Euronychodon, Geminiraptor, Gobivenator, Heptasteornis, Jianianhualong, Jinfengopteryx, Koparion, Laelaps cristatus, Laelaps laevifrons, Linhevenator, Pectinodon, Philovenator, Saurornithoides, Sinornithoides, Sinovenator, Sinovenatorinae, Sinusonasus, Talos, Tochisaurus, Troodon, Troodontinae, Xixiasaurus, Zanabazar

Subtaxa: Mei long

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Type: Mei long

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of China (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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