†family Elongatoolithidae Zhao 1975 (theropod)

Reptilia - Saurischia - Elongatoolithidae

Full reference: Z.-K. Zhao. 1975. [The microstructures of the dinosaurian eggshells of Nanxiong Basin, Guandong province. (1) On the classification of dinosaur eggs]. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 13(2):105-117

Parent taxon: Theropoda according to L. Salgado et al. 2009

See also Mikhailov et al. 1994, Sánchez-Hernández et al. 2007 and Zhao 1994

Sister taxa: Ageroolithus, Allosaurus sibiricus, Alvarezsauria, Anchisauripodidae, Archaeornithoididae, Asianopodus, Avalonia, Avipoda, Boutakioutichnium, Bradycnemidae, Byakudansauropus, Calamospondylus, Carmelopodus, Chindesaurus, Coeluroidea, Compsognatha, Corpulentapus, Daemonosaurus, Deinocheirosauria, Deinodontia, Dispersituberoolithus, Embasaurus, Eodromaeus, Eubrontes titanopelobatidus, Eubrontidae, Fenestrosaurus, Fuscinapedis, Gigandipodidae, Grallatoridae, Gypsichnites, Hadrosaurichnus, Halticosaurus, Herrerasauridae, Hispanosauropus, Iranosauripus, Itsukisauropus, Jialingpus, Kakuru, Kakuru kujani, Kalohipus, Kayentapus, Kuwajimasauropus, Laevisoolithidae, Massospondylus rawesi, Megalosauropus, Megalosaurus cloacinus, Megalosaurus dunkeri, Megalosaurus hungaricus, Megalosaurus insignis, Megalosaurus lydekkeri, Megalosaurus obtusus, Megalosaurus pombali, Minisauripus, Neotheropoda, Nipponoolithus, Oblongoolithidae, Orcauichnites, Ornithoides, Ornithopodichnites, Ovoraptor, Ozraptor, Paleotheropoda, Parachirotheriidae, Paracorpulentapus, Paragrallator, Picunichnus, Plectropus, Poekilopleuron schmidti, Protoavis, Reticuloolithus, Sarmientichnus, Saurocephalus monasterii, Sauropodidae, Segisauridae, Selenichnidae, Selenichnus, Shuangbaisaurus, Siamopodus, Sigilmassasauridae, Sinosaurus, Skartopus, Spinosauria, Symphypoda, Szechuanosaurus, Tawa, Therangospodus, Triprismatoolithus, Trisauropodiscidae, Tristraguloolithus, Tubercuoolithus, Tuojiangpus, Unenlagiidae, Wakinosaurus, Walgettosuchus, Wildeichnus, Yangtzepus, Yaverlandia, Zanclodon cambrensis, Zanclodon silesiacus, Zhengichnus jinningensis

Subtaxa: Continuoolithus Ellipsoolithus Elongatoolithus Heishanoolithus Macroelongatoolithus Macroolithus Nanhsiungoolithus Paraelongatoolithus Porituberoolithus Spongioolithus Trachoolithus Undulatoolithus

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Argentina (2 collections), Canada (12: Alberta), China (39), India (1), Japan (1), Kazakhstan (1), Mexico (1), Mongolia (35), South Korea (1), Spain (4), United States (22: Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah)

Total: 119 collections including 151 occurrences

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