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Clade Maniraptoriformes Holtz, Jr. and Padian 1995 (coelurosaur)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda

PaleoDB taxon number: 57429

Full reference: T. R. Holtz, Jr. and K. Padian. 1995. Definition and diagnosis of Theropoda and related taxa. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 15(3, suppl.):35A

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

Sister taxa: Alvarezsauria, Aorun, Bicentenaria, Bressanichnus, Britoichnium, Coeluridae, Coelurus, Compsognathidae, Defarrariischnium, Juravenator, Lapparentichnus, Lourinhanosaurus, Maniraptora, Megalosaurus lonzeensis, Nedcolbertia, Ngexisaurus, Ornithomimipodidae, Plesiothornipus, Satapliasaurus, Sinosauropteryx, Tanycolagreus, Taupezia, Tugulusaurus, Tyrannosauroidea, Xinjiangovenator, Xiuningpus, Zuolong

Subtaxa: Arctometatarsalia, Therizinosauria, Tyrannoraptora

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore