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Sinovenator changii Xu et al. 2002 (coelurosaur)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Troodontidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 64889

Alternative combination: Sinovenator changi

Full reference: X. Xu, M. A. Norell, X.-l. Wang, P. J. Makovicky, and X.-c. Wu. 2002. A basal troodontid from the Early Cretaceous of China. Nature 415:780-784

Belongs to Sinovenator according to P. Senter et al. 2004

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: IVPP V12615, a partial skeleton (disarticulated partial skull and skeleton). Its type locality is Lujiatun village, Beipiao (IVPP), which is in an Aptian fluvial tuff in the Yixian Formation of China.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 111.1, humerus length 71.0, radius length 87.0, scapula length 66.0, skull length 90.0, tibia length 152.9, tibiotarsus length 147.0, ulna length 91.0

Estimated body mass: 4.14 kg based on femur length