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Avimimus

Reptilia - Avetheropoda

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1983Avimimus Kurzanov
1984Avimimus Thulborn p. 133
1988Avimimus Carroll
1988Avimimus Paul p. 401
1991Avimimus Chatterjee p. 327
1994Avimimus Holtz, Jr.
1995Avimimus Holtz, Jr. p. 35A
2000Avimimus Currie p. 443
2001Avimimus Eberth et al. p. 58
2002Avimimus Maryanska et al. pp. 103-4 fig. 1
2003Avimimus Rauhut p. 156
2004Avimimus Lü et al. p. 112 fig. 8
2004Avimimus Osmólska et al. p. 166
2005Avimimus Lü and Zhang p. 417
2009Avimimus Balanoff et al. p. 2
2009Avimimus Turner et al. p. 11
2010Avimimus Longrich et al. p. 953 fig. 7
2010Avimimus Xu and Han p. 16 fig. 3
2012Avimimus Fanti et al. p. 10
2013Avimimus Longrich et al. p. 41 fig. 14
2014Avimimus Lamanna et al. p. 10 fig. 6
2015Avimimus Lü et al.
2015Avimimus Yao et al. p. 292

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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()
RankNameAuthor
Neodiapsida
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
genusAvimimus

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
S. Chatterjee 1991Apomorphous characters of Avimimus
(10) Ascending process of quadratojugal is lost as in other birds, so that the quadrate forms the posterior margin of the lower temporal fenestra; however, unlike any other birds, the quadrate is fused to the squamosal; (11) teeth present in premaxilla, but absent in maxilla and dentary.
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: hydroxyapatiteinfrao
Entire body: yesg
Adult length: 1.0 to < 10infrao
Adult width: 0.1 to < 1.0infrao
Adult height: 1.0 to < 10infrao
Maximum body mass: 3 kgg
Minimum body mass: 1 kgg
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: 2005-08-24 13:21:53
Modified: 2005-08-24 15:21:53
Source: g = genus, infrao = infraorder, o = order
References: Kiessling 2004, Peczkis 1995, Averianov and Yarkov 2004, Marsh 1875

Age range: Late/Upper Campanian or 83.50000 to 70.60000 Ma

Collections (7 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Campanian83.6 - 72.1Mongolia (Omnogov) A. portentosus (51971 65344)
Late/Upper Campanian83.5 - 70.6Canada (Alberta) A. sp. (162141)
Late/Upper Campanian - Early/Lower Maastrichtian83.5 - 66.0Mongolia (Omnogov) A. sp. (59087 108341 108344)
Maastrichtian72.1 - 66.0Mongolia (Omnogov) A. sp. (55257)