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Deinocheirus mirificus

Reptilia - Avetheropoda

Taxonomy
Deinocheirus mirificus was named by Kielan-Jaworowska (1969) [nomen nudum in this paper.]. Its type specimen is ZPal MgD-I/6 (MPC-D 100/018), a set of limb elements, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Altan Ula III, site 2 [PMPE], which is in a Maastrichtian terrestrial sandstone/sandstone in the Nemegt Formation of Mongolia. It was considered monophyletic by Currie (2000).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1969Deinocheirus mirificus Kielan-Jaworowska p. 37
1970Deinocheirus mirificus Osmólska and Roniewicz p. 5 figs. 1-4
1972Deinocheirus mirificus Osmólska et al. p. 138
1977Deinocheirus mirificus Rozhdestvensky p. 111
1980Deinocheirus mirificus Molnar p. 134 fig. 3
1981Deinocheirus miriphicus Olshevsky p. 41
1982Deinocheirus mirificus Galton pp. 272-273
1983Deinocheirus mirificus Barsbold p. 100
1984Deinocheirus mirificus Kielan-Jaworowska p. 101
1986Deinocheirus mirificus Gauthier p. 10
1988Deinocheirus mirificus Paul p. 384
1992Deinocheirus mirificus Currie p. 246
1997Deinocheirus mirificus Barsbold p. 448
1997Deinocheirus mirificus Osmólska p. 472
1998Deinocheirus mirificus Holtz, Jr. p. 40
2000Deinocheirus mirificus Currie pp. 449-450
2003Deinocheirus mirificus Rauhut p. 38
2004Deinocheirus mirificus Makovicky et al. p. 138
2006Deinocheirus mirificus Kobayashi and Barsbold p. 202
2007Deinocheirus mirificus Li et al. p. 545
2015Deinocheirus mirificus Peecook and Sidor p. 8
2016Deinocheirus mirificus Claessens and Loewen p. 11 fig. 10
2017Deinocheirus mirificus Chinzorig et al. p. 5
2018Deinocheirus mirificus Cau and Madzia p. 1
2018Deinocheirus mirificus Hunt and Quinn p. 7 fig. 6

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
OlfactoresJefferies 1991
subphylumVertebrata
Gnathostomata()
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
Maniraptoriformes
Arctometatarsalia
infraorderOrnithomimosauria
genusDeinocheirus
speciesmirificus

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. Osmólska and E. Roniewicz 1970Scapula long and slender; coracoid large; fore limbs long, slender; humerus straight, twisted, with a pronounced, triangular deltopectoralis crest; length of humerus equal to about three fourths that of scapula; radius slightly longer than half humeral length ; manus only slightly shorter than humerus, with three equally developed digits terminated in ciaws; metacarpus comparatively long; digits long.