†family Montanoolithidae Zelenitsky and Therrien 2008 (coelurosaur)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Montanoolithidae

Full reference: D. K. Zelenitsky and F. Therrien. 2008. Unique maniraptoran egg clutch from the Upper Cretaceous Two Medicine Formation of Montana reveals theropod nesting behaviour. Palaeontology 51(6):1253-1259

Parent taxon: Maniraptora according to D. K. Zelenitsky and F. Therrien 2008

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

Subtaxa: Montanoolithus

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Canada (2: Alberta collections), United States (1: Montana)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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