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Mei Xu and Norell 2004 (coelurosaur)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Troodontidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 68249

Full reference: X. Xu and M. A. Norell. 2004. A new troodontid dinosaur from China with avian-like sleeping posture. Nature 431:838-841

Parent taxon: Troodontidae according to T. Tsuihiji et al. 2014

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

Subtaxa: Mei long

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Type: Mei long

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore