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†infraorder Deinonychosauria Colbert and Russell 1969 (coelurosaur)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda

PaleoDB taxon number: 57260

Full reference: E. H. Colbert and D. A. Russell. 1969. The small Cretaceous dinosaur Dromaeosaurus. American Museum Novitates 2380:1-49

Parent taxon: Paraves according to P. Senter et al. 2004

Sister taxa: Anchiornis, Aves, Caihong, Eosinopteryx, Epidendrosaurus, Epidexipteryx, Eumaniraptora, Paronychodon, Pneumatoraptor, Serikornis, Xiaotingia, Zhongornis

Subtaxa: Dromaeopodidae, Pamparaptor

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore