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Scipionyx Dal Sasso and Signore 1996 (compsognathid)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Compsognathidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 57427

Full reference: C. Dal Sasso and M. Signore. 1996. Exceptional soft-tissue preservation in a theropod dinosaur from Italy. Nature 392:383-387

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

Sister taxa: Aniksosaurus, Aristosuchus, Compsognathinae, Compsognathus, Huaxiagnathus, Mirischia, Nqwebasaurus, Ornitholestes, Sinocalliopteryx

Subtaxa: Scipionyx samniticus

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore