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Sinosauropteryx Ji and Ji 1996 (coelurosaur)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda

PaleoDB taxon number: 54548

Full reference: Q. Ji and S. Ji. 1996. [On discovery of the earliest bird fossil in China and the origin of birds]. Chinese Geology 10(233):30-33

Parent taxon: Coelurosauria according to O. W. M. Rauhut et al. 2010

Sister taxa: Alvarezsauria, Aorun, Bicentenaria, Bressanichnus, Britoichnium, Coeluridae, Coelurus, Compsognathidae, Defarrariischnium, Halticosauridae, Ignotornis, Juravenator, Lapparentichnus, Lourinhanosaurus, Maniraptora, Maniraptoriformes, Megalosaurus lonzeensis, Nedcolbertia, Ngexisaurus, Ornithomimipodidae, Plesiothornipus, Satapliasaurus, Tanycolagreus, Taupezia, Tugulusaurus, Tyrannosauroidea, Xinjiangovenator, Xiuningpus, Zuolong

Subtaxa: Sinosauropteryx prima

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore