Saurornitholestinae

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Saurornitholestines
Temporal range: 77–70 Ma
Saurornitholestes digging Burrows wahweap.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Theropoda
Family: Dromaeosauridae
Clade: Eudromaeosauria
Subfamily: Saurornitholestinae
Longrich & Currie, 2009
Type species
Saurornitholestes langstoni
Sues, 1978

Saurornitholestinae is a subfamily of dromaeosaurid dinosaurs. The saurornitholestines currently include three species: Atrociraptor marshalli, Bambiraptor feinbergorum, and Saurornitholestes langstoni. All are medium-sized dromaeosaurs from the Late Cretaceous of western North America. The group was originally recognized by Longrich and Currie [1] as the sister taxon to a clade formed by the Dromaeosaurinae and Velociraptorinae. However, not all phylogenetic analyses recover this group.[2]

Genera[edit]


Atrociraptor



Bambiraptor



Saurornitholestes


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References[edit]

  1. ^ Longrich, N.R., Currie, P.J., 2009. A microraptorine (Dinosauria-Dromaeosauridae) from the Late Cretaceous of North America. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106, 5002-5008.
  2. ^ Turner, A.H., Makovicky, P.J., Norell, M.A., 2012. A review of dromeosaurid systematics and paravian phylogeny. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 371, 1-206.

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