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Elmisaurus rarus Osmolska 1981 (coelurosaur)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Caenagnathidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 54560

Alternative combinations: Chirostenotes rarus, Elmisaurus rara

Full reference: H. Osmolska. 1981. Coossified tarsometatarsi in theropod dinosaurs and their bearing on the problem of bird origins. Palaeontologica Polonica 42:79-95

Belongs to Elmisaurus according to H. Osmólska et al. 2004

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: ZPal MgD-I/172 & 98, a set of limb elements. Its type locality is Nemegt, Northern Sayr, site 13 [PMPE], which is in a Campanian/Maastrichtian terrestrial conglomerate in the Nemegt Formation of Mongolia.

Ecology: ground dwelling omnivore