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†family Dromaeosauridae Colbert and Russell 1969 (coelurosaur)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda

PaleoDB taxon number: 38561

Full reference: E. H. Colbert and D. A. Russell. 1969. The small Cretaceous dinosaur Dromaeosaurus. American Museum Novitates 2380:1-49

Parent taxon: Deinonychosauria according to F. A. Gianechini et al. 2017

Sister taxa: Dromaeopodidae, Pamparaptor, Paravipus, Troodontidae

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

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore