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†family Troodontidae Gilmore 1924 (coelurosaur)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda

PaleoDB taxon number: 54468

Synonym: Saurornithoididae Barsbold 1974 (taxon 38569)

Full reference: C. W. Gilmore. 1924. On Troodon validus, an orthopodous dinosaur from the Belly River Cretaceous of Alberta, Canada. Department of Geology, University of Alberta Bulletin 1:1-43

Parent taxon: Maniraptoriformes according to C. Hendrickx and O. Mateus 2014

Sister taxa: Arctometatarsalia, Dromaeosauridae, Therizinosauria, Tyrannoraptora

Subtaxa: Archaeornithoides, Borogovia, Bradycneme, Byronosaurus, Euronychodon, Geminiraptor, Gobivenator, Heptasteornis, Jinfengopteryx, Koparion, Laelaps cristatus, Laelaps laevifrons, Linhevenator, Mei, Pectinodon, Philovenator, Saurornithoides, Sinornithoides, Sinovenator, Sinusonasus, Talos, Tochisaurus, Troodon, Urbacodon, Xixiasaurus, Zanabazar

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Type: Troodon

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore