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Clade Avialae Gauthier 1986 (avialan)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda

PaleoDB taxon number: 53211

Full reference: J. A. Gauthier. 1986. Saurischian monophyly and the origin of birds. The Origin of Birds and the Evolution of Flight, K. Padian (ed.), Memoirs of the California Academy of Sciences 8:1-55

Parent taxon: Maniraptora according to U. Lefevre et al. 2014

Sister taxa: Alvarezsauridae, Alvarezsauroidea, Anchiornithidae, Fukuivenator, Montanoolithidae, Oviraptorosauria, Palaeopteryx, Paraves, Yixianosaurus

Subtaxa: Archaeopterygidae, Aurornis, Dalianraptor, Llerdopteryx, Llerdopteryx viai, Scansoriopterygidae, Wellnhoferia, Wyleyia, Wyleyia valdensis

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore