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Laelaps macropus Cope 1868 (coelurosaur)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda

PaleoDB taxon number: 54133

Alternative combination: Dryptosaurus macropus

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1868. On the genus Laelaps. The American Journal of Science, series 2 46:415-417

Belongs to Tyrannosauroidea according to T. R. Holtz 2004

Sister taxa: Alectrosaurus, Alioramini, Appalachiosaurus, Aublysodon, Aviatyrannis, Bagaraatan, Bistahieversor, Calamosaurus, Chingkankousaurus, Deinodon, Dilong, Diplotomodon, Dryptosaurus, Eotyrannus, Juratyrant, Labocania, Proceratosauridae, Raptorex, Santanaraptor, Stokesosaurus, Timimus, Timurlengia, Tomodon horrificus, Tyrannosauridae, Tyrannosaurus lanpingensis, Xiongguanlong

Type specimen: AMNH 22502253, a set of limb elements (partial tibia, pedal phalanx II-1, pedal phalanges III-2, MT IV, MT III)

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore