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Laelaps cristatus Cope 1876 (coelurosaur)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Troodontidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 65354

Alternative combinations: Dromaeosaurus cristatus, Dryptosaurus cristatus, Troodon cristatus

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1876. On some extinct reptiles and Batrachia from the Judith River and Fox Hills Beds of Montana. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 28:340-359

Belongs to Troodontidae according to P. J. Makovicky and M. A. Norell 2004

Sister taxa: Archaeornithoides, Borogovia, Bradycneme, Byronosaurus, Euronychodon, Geminiraptor, Gobivenator, Heptasteornis, Jianianhualong, Jinfengopteryx, Koparion, Laelaps laevifrons, Linhevenator, Mei, Ornithodesmus cluniculus, Pectinodon, Philovenator, Saurornithoides, Sinornithoides, Sinovenator, Sinovenatorinae, Sinusonasus, Talos, Tochisaurus, Troodon, Troodontinae, Xixiasaurus, Zanabazar

Type specimen: AMNH 3954, a tooth

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore