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Aristosuchus Seeley 1887 (compsognathid)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Compsognathidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 38527

Synonym: Calamospondylus Fox 1866 (taxon 67031)

Full reference: H. G. Seeley. 1887. On Aristosuchus pusillus (Owen), being further notes on the fossils described by Sir R. Owen as Poikilopleuron pusillus, Owen. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 43:221-228

Parent taxon: Compsognathidae according to L. P. Tatarinov 1964

Sister taxa: Aniksosaurus, Compsognathinae, Compsognathus, Huaxiagnathus, Mirischia, Ornitholestes, Scipionyx, Sinocalliopteryx

Subtaxa: Aristosuchus pusillus, Calamospondylus oweni

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore