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Elmisaurus

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Caenagnathidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1981Elmisaurus Osmolska p. 80
1986Elmisaurus Gauthier p. 9
1988Elmisaurus Carroll
1988Elmisaurus Currie and Russell p. 985
1989Elmisaurus Currie
1992Elmisaurus Currie p. 246
1994Elmisaurus Russell and Dong p. 2125
2000Elmisaurus Currie p. 437
2001Elmisaurus Varricchio p. 48
2003Elmisaurus Rauhut p. 40
2004Elmisaurus Osmólska et al. p. 167
2005Elmisaurus Lü and Zhang p. 417
2009Elmisaurus Balanoff et al. p. 2
2013Elmisaurus Longrich et al. p. 41 fig. 14
2014Elmisaurus Lamanna et al. p. 10 fig. 6
2015Elmisaurus Lü et al.
2015Elmisaurus Yao et al. p. 291
2016Elmisaurus Funston and Currie p. 14

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
RankNameAuthor
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
Saurischia()
Theropoda()
Neotheropoda
AverostraPaul 2002
Tetanurae
orderAvetheropoda
suborderCoelurosauria
Maniraptora
infraorderOviraptorosauria
superfamilyCaenagnathoideaSternberg 1940
familyCaenagnathidae
genusElmisaurus

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
H. Osmolska 1981Manus Chirostenotes-like with metacarpal I more than half the length of metacarpal II; two distal tarsals 3 and 4 coossified with each other and with metatarsus. Tarsal 4 with an upward process at lateral margin; cross-section of metatarsus semilunal. Metatarsals II, III and IV fused proximally.
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: hydroxyapatiteinfrao
Entire body: yesinfrao
Adult length: 1.0 to < 10infrao
Adult width: 0.1 to < 1.0infrao
Adult height: 1.0 to < 10infrao
Thickness: intermediateinfrao
Architecture: compact or denseinfrao
Ontogeny: accretion, modification of partsinfrao
Grouping: solitaryo
Environment: terrestrialinfrao
Locomotion: actively mobileinfrao
Life habit: ground dwellinginfrao
Depth habitat: surfaceinfrao
Diet: omnivoreinfrao
Reproduction: oviparousinfrao
Dispersal: direct/internalinfrao
Dispersal 2: mobileinfrao
Created: 2005-03-06 14:07:56
Modified: 2005-03-06 16:07:56
Source: infrao = infraorder, o = order
References: Kiessling 2004, Averianov and Yarkov 2004, Marsh 1875

Age range: base of the Campanian to the top of the Maastrichtian or 83.60000 to 66.00000 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Campanian - Maastrichtian83.6 - 66.0Mongolia (Omnogov) Coeluroidea indet. (180698)