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Mononykus olecranus

Reptilia - Avetheropoda

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1993Mononykus olecranus Norell et al. p. 51A
1993Mononykus olecranus Perle et al. p. 188
1993Mononychus olecranus Perle et al. p. 623
1994Mononykus olecranus Chiappe et al. p. 20A
1994Mononykus olecranus Novas
1994Mononykus olecranus Perle et al. p. 3
1996Mononykus olecranus Chiappe p. 541
1996Mononykus olecranus Chiappe et al. p. 559
1996Mononykus olecranus Novas p. 673
1996Mononykus olecranus Osmólska p. 31
1997Mononykus olecranus Barsbold p. 448
1997Mononykus olecranus Norell and Makovicky p. 16
1997Mononykus olecranus Novas pp. 161-162
1999Mononykus olecranus Norell and Makovicky p. 11
2000Mononykus olecranus Kurochkin p. 554
2000Mononykus olecranus Norell et al. p. 9
2002Mononykus olecranus Chiappe p. 462
2002Mononykus olecranus Chiappe et al. pp. 90-91
2004Mononykus olecranus Padian p. 211
2007Mononykus olecranus Martinelli and Vera p. 14 fig. 11
2007Mononykus olecranus Turner et al. p. 23
2008Mononykus olecranus Machado et al. p. 311
2009Mononykus olecranus Alifanov and Barsbold p. 94
2009Mononykus olecranus Longrich and Currie p. 240
2009Mononykus olecranus Turner et al. p. 2
2010Mononykus olecranus Xu et al. p. 14 fig. 8
2011Mononykus olecranus Gianechini et al. p. 285
2015Mononykus olecranus White et al. p. 3

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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
superfamilyAlvarezsauroidea
subfamilyParvicursorinae()
Mononykini()
genusMononykus
speciesolecranus()

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
L. M. Chiappe et al. 2002Cervical centra strongly compressed laterally, lacking pneumatic foramina; cranialmost thoracic vertebrae strongly compressed; fused ilium and ischium; pillarlike deltopectoral crest of humerus; supracetabular crest developed only in the cranial portion of acetabulum; subtriangular cross section of pubis; two cnemial crests in tibiotarsus; medial indentation of ascending process with deeply excavated base; ascending process arises from medial margin of astragalar condyle instead of from lateral margin.
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: hydroxyapatiteo
Entire body: yeso
Adult length: 10 to < 100o
Adult width: 1.0 to < 10o
Adult height: 1.0 to < 10o
Architecture: compact or denseo
Ontogeny: accretion, modification of partso
Grouping: solitaryo
Environment: terrestrialo
Locomotion: actively mobileo
Life habit: ground dwellingo
Diet: carnivoresubo
Reproduction: oviparouso
Dispersal: direct/internalo
Dispersal 2: mobileo
Created: 2009-01-03 20:39:15
Modified: 2009-01-03 22:39:15
Source: subo = suborder, o = order
References: Kiessling 2004, Benton 1983, Marsh 1875

Age range: Maastrichtian or 72.10000 to 66.00000 Ma

Collections (2 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Maastrichtian72.1 - 66.0Mongolia (Omnogov) Mononychus olecranus (type locality: 69801) Mononykus olecranus (13108)