†superfamily Alvarezsauroidea Choiniere et al. 2010 (coelurosaur)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda

Full reference: J. N. Choiniere, X. Xu, J. M. Clark, C. A. Forster, Y. Guo and F. Han. 2010. A basal alvarezsauroid theropod from the early Late Jurassic of Xinjiang, China. Science 327(5965):571-574

Parent taxon: Maniraptora according to J. N. Choiniere et al. 2010

See also Agnolin et al. 2012 and Xu et al. 2011

Sister taxa: Alvarezsauridae, Anchiornithidae, Avialae, Fukuivenator, Montanoolithidae, Oviraptorosauria, Palaeopteryx, Paraves, Yixianosaurus

Subtaxa: Parvicursorinae

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Type: Alvarezsaurus

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

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