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Microraptor Xu et al. 2000 (coelurosaur)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Dromaeosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 68238

Synonyms: Archaeoraptor Sloan 1999 [objective synonym] (no. 295502), Cryptovolans Czerkas et al. 2002 (no. 169938)

Full reference: X. Xu, Z. Zhou, and X. Wang. 2000. The smallest known non-avian theropod dinosaur. Nature 408:705-708

Parent taxon: Dromaeosauridae according to R. Pei et al. 2014

Sister taxa: Achillobator, Adasaurus, Atrociraptor, Austroraptor, Balaur, Bambiraptor, Boreonykus, Buitreraptor, Dakotaraptor, Deinonychus, Dromaeosaurinae, Dromaeosauroides, Dromaeosaurus, Eudromaeosauria, Graciliraptor, Hesperonychus, Linheraptor, Luanchuanraptor, Mahakala, Microraptorinae, Nuthetes, Pyroraptor, Richardoestesia, Shanag, Sinornithosaurus, Tianyuraptor, Tsaagan, Unenlagia, Unenlagiinae, Utahraptor, Variraptor, Velociraptor

Subtaxa: Microraptor gui, Microraptor hanqingi, Microraptor zhaoianus

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore