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Richardoestesia Currie et al. 1990 (coelurosaur)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Dromaeosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 58873

Full reference: P. J. Currie, J. K. Rigby, Jr., and R. E. Sloan. 1990. Theropod teeth from the Judith River Formation of southern Alberta, Canada. In K. Carpenter and P. J. Currie (eds.), Dinosaur Systematics: Perspectives and Approaches. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 107-125

Parent taxon: Dromaeosauridae according to C. Hendrickx and O. Mateus 2014

Sister taxa: Balaur, Bambiraptor, Dromaeosauroides, Eudromaeosauria, Halszkaraptorinae, Luanchuanraptor, Microraptorinae, Nuthetes, Pyroraptor, Tianyuraptor, Unenlagiinae, Variraptor, Zhenyuanlong, Zhongjianosaurus

Subtaxa: Richardoestesia asiatica, Richardoestesia gilmorei, Richardoestesia isosceles

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Type: Richardoestesia gilmorei

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore