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†family Caenagnathidae Sternberg 1940 (coelurosaur)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda

PaleoDB taxon number: 54544

Synonym: Elmisauridae Osmolska 1981 (taxon 38554)

Full reference: R. M. Sternberg. 1940. A toothless bird from the Cretaceous of Alberta. Journal of Paleontology 14(1):81-85

Parent taxon: Caenagnathoidea according to J. Lü et al. 2015

Sister taxon: Oviraptoridae

Subtaxa: Anomalipes, Anzu, Apatoraptor, Beibeilong, Caenagnathasia, Caenagnathinae, Caenagnathus, Chirostenotes, Elmisaurinae, Elmisaurus, Epichirostenotes, Gigantoraptor, Hagryphus, Leptorhynchos, Macrophalangia, Microvenator, Ojoraptorsaurus

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Ecology: ground dwelling omnivore