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Xiaotingia zhengi Xu et al. 2011 (coelurosaur)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda

PaleoDB taxon number: 193134

Full reference: X. Xu, H. You, K. Du and F. Han. 2011. An Archaeopteryx-like theropod from China and the origin of Avialae. Nature 475:465-470

Belongs to Xiaotingia according to X. Xu et al. 2011

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: STM 27-2, a partial skeleton (articulated skeleton, missing parts of the pelvis and hindlimbs and most of the caudal vertebrae, with some associated integumentary structures). Its type locality is Daxishan, Linglongta, which is in a Bathonian/Kimmeridgian lacustrine sandstone/mudstone in the Tiaojishan Formation of China.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 84.0, humerus length 71.0, radius length 63.0, scapula length 55.0, skull length 61.0, ulna length 65.0

Estimated body mass: 1.90 kg based on femur length