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Dilong paradoxus Xu et al. 2004 (coelurosaur)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda

PaleoDB taxon number: 58836

Full reference: X. Xu, M. A. Norell, X. Kuang, X. Wang, Q. Zhao and C. Jin. 2004. Basal tyrannosauroids from China and evidence for protofeathers in tyrannosauroids. Nature 431:680-684

Belongs to Dilong according to X. Xu et al. 2004

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: IVPP V.14243. Its type locality is Lujiatun village 2, Yixian (IVPP), which is in a Barremian/Aptian fluvial-lacustrine sandstone in the Yixian Formation of China.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): coracoid length 48.0, femur length 181.0, fibula length 196.0, humerus length 96.0, scapula length 77.0, skull length 162.0, tibia length 203.0

Estimated body mass: 16.3 kg based on femur length