The Vertebrates References

Coelurosauria References

Abbreviated Dendrogram
Dinosauria ├─Ornithischia └─┬─Sauropodomorpha └─Theropoda │ └─Coelurosauria ├─Tyrannosauroidea └─┬─Ornithomimosauria └─┬─Maniraptora ├─Therizinosauroidea └─Metornithes ├─Alvarezsauridae └─┬─Oviraptorosauria └─Paraves ├─Deinonychosauria │ ├─Troodontidae │ └─Dromaeosauridae └─Avialae ├─Scansoriopterygidae └─Aves


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Barsbold, R & T Maryanska (1990), Segnosauria in DB Weishampel, P Dodson, & H Osmólka (eds), The Dinosauria. Univ. Calif. Press, pp. 408-415.

Buchholtz, EA (1997), Paleopathology in PJ Currie & K Padian (eds.), Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs. Academic Press, pp. 522-534.
Tyrannosauridae, Tyrannosauroidea.

Carpenter, K (1997c), Tyrannosauridae in PJ Currie & K Padian (eds.), Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs. Academic Press, pp. 766-768.

Carpenter, K & M Smith (2001), Forelimb osteology and biomechanics of Tyrannosaurus rex, KCarpenter & D Tanke [eds.], Mesozoic Vertebrate Life. Indiana Univ. Press, pp. 90-116.
Albertosaurus, Gorgosaurus, Tyrannosauroidea.

Carr, TD (1999), Craniofacial ontogeny in Tyrannosauridae (Dinosauria, Coelurosauria). J. Vert. Paleontol. 19: 497-520.

Carr TD, TE Williamson & DR Schwimmer (2005), A new genus and species of tyrannosauroid from the Late Cretaceous (Middle Campanian) Demopolis Formation of Alabama. J. Vert Paleontol. 25: 119-143.

Carroll, RL (1988), Vertebrate Paleontology and Evolution, W. H. Freeman and company, New York

Chiappe, LM (1995), The first 85 million years of avian evolution. Nature 378: 349-355.
Metornithes, Mononykus

Chiappe, L.M. and Göhlich, U.B. (2010). "Anatomy of Juravenator starki (Theropoda: Coelurosauria) from the Late Jurassic of Germany. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie - Abhandlungen, 258(3): 257-296. doi:10.1127/0077-7749/2010/0125

Chiappe, LM, MA Norell & JM Clark (1998), The skull of a relative of the stem-group bird Mononykus. Nature 392: 275-278.
Parvicursor, Shuvuuia.

Cope, ED (1887), The dinosaurian genus Coelurus. Amer. Naturalist 21: 367-369.

Currie, PJ (1997a), Theropoda in PJ Currie & K Padian (eds.), Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs. Academic Press, pp. 731-737.

Currie, PJ (2000), Theropods from the Cretaceous of Mongolia, in MJ Benton, MA Shishkin, DM Unwin & EN Kurochkin (eds.), The Age of Dinosaurs in Russia and Mongolia, Cambridge Univ. Press, pp 434-455.
Alectrosaurus, Alxasaurus, Oviraptorosauria, Therizinosauridae, Therizinosauroidea, Tyrannosauridae, Tyrannosaurinae.

Currie P.J. 2003, "Allometric growth in tyrannosaurids (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from the Upper Cretaceous of North America and Asia",Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 40(4):p. 651-665, online.

Currie, PJ & K Carpenter (2000), A new specimen of Acrocanthosaurus atokensis (Theropoda, Dinosauria) from the Lower Cretaceous Antlers Formation (Lower Cretaceous, Aptian) of Oklahoma, USA. Geodiversitas 22: 207-246.

Czerkas, S.A., and Yuan, C. (2002). "An arboreal maniraptoran from northeast China." Pp. 63-95 in Czerkas, S.J. (Ed.), Feathered Dinosaurs and the Origin of Flight. The Dinosaur Museum Journal 1. The Dinosaur Museum, Blanding, U.S.A.

Dixon, Dougal (1988) The New Dinosaurs: An Alternative Evolution, Salem House Publishers, online

Farlow, JO & TR Holtz, Jr. (2002), The fossil record of predation in dinosaurs in M Kowalewski & PH Kelley [eds.], The Fossil Record of Predation. The Paleontological Society Papers 8: 251-266. WWW.  

Farlow, JO, MB Smith & JM Robinson (1995), Body mass, bone "strength indication," and cursorial potential of Tyrannosaurus rex. J. Vert. Paleontol. 15: 713-725.

Feduccia, A (1999), The Origin and Evolution of Birds (2nd ed.). Yale Univ. Press, 466 pp. Aves,

Forster, CA, SD Sampson, LM Chiappe & DW Krause (1998), The theropod ancestry of birds: new evidence from the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar. Science 279: 1915-1919 reprinted WWW).
Metornithes, Patagonykus.

Gee, H. (1999), In Search of Deep Time, Free Press.

Holtz, TR, Jr. (1996a), Phylogenetic taxonomy of the Coelurosauria (Dinosauria: Theropoda). J. Paleontol. 70: 536-538.
Maniraptora, Maniraptoriformes.

Holtz, TR, Jr. 2000, A new phylogeny of the carnivorous dinosaurs. Gaia 15: 5-61. pdf
Coelurosauria, Tetanurae, Tyrannosauroidea.

Holtz, Jr., Thomas R. 2000. Tyrannosauridae. Tyrant dinosaurs. Version 29 August 2000 (under construction). in The Tree of Life Web Project,

Holtz, TR, Jr. (2001), Pedigree of the tyrant kings: new information on the origin and evolution of the Tyrannosauridae. J. Vert Paleontol. 21: 62A-63A. (this is the abstract of a paper which included a new, unpublished phylogenetic analysis of the Theropoda. Further details of the paper, including much of the cladogram, were reported by Micky Mortimer at Details on SVP 2001 Friday talks).
Coelurus, Tyrannosauridae.

Holtz, TR, Jr. (2001a), The phylogeny and taxonomy of the Tyrannosauridae in K Carpenter & D Tanke [eds.], Mesozoic Vertebrate Life. Indiana Univ. Press, pp. 64-83.
Albertosaurus, Alectrosaurus, Gorgosaurus, Tyrannosauridae, Tyrannosaurinae, Tyrannosauroidea.

Holtz T, "Tyrannosauroidea", in Weishampel D.B, Dodson P & Osmólska H, The Dinosauria (2nd edition, University of California Press, 2004), p. 111-136.

Hu, Dongyu, Lianhi, Hou, Zhang, Lijun, Xu, Xing. (2009) A pre-Archaeopteryx troodontid theropod from China with long feathers on the metatarsus. Nature, Vol 461 1 October 2009, pp. 640-643. doi:10.1038/nature08322.

Hurum, JH & PJ Currie (2000), The crushing bite of tyrannosaurids. J. Vert. Paleontol. 20: 619-621.
Tyrannosauroidea, Tyrannosaurini.

Hutchinson, JR & LR Chiappe (1998), The first known alvarezsaurid (Theropoda: Aves) from North America. J. Vert. Paleontol. 18: 447-450. Mononykinae, Mononykus, Suvuuia.

Hutchinson, JR & M Garcia (2002) Tyrannosaurus was not a fast runner. Nature 415: 1018-1021.

Hutt, S, D Naish, DM Martill, MJ Barker & P Newbery 2001), A preliminary account of a new tyrannosaurid theropod from the Wessex Formation (Early Cretaceous) of southern England. Cretaceous Res. 22: 227-242.
Alectrosaurus, Coelurosauria, Eotyrannus, Ornithomimosauria

Karhu, AA & AS Rautian (1996), A new family of Maniraptora (Dinosauria: Saurischia) from the Late Cretaceous of Mongolia. Paleontol. J. 30: 583-592.

Lambe, LM (1917), The Cretaceous theropodous dinosaur Gorgosaurus. Mem. Geol. Surv. Can.  #100, 84+ pp. ("No. 83, Geological Series"). 
Gorgosaurus, Tyrannosauridae, Tyrannosauroidea.

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Compsognathidae, Metornithes, Ornitholestes, Scansoriopterygidae - Introduction

Lipkin C & Carpenter K, (2008), "Looking again at the forelimb of Tyrannosaurus rex", in Larson P.L. & Carpenter K, Tyrannosaurus rex, the tyrant king Indiana University Press, p. 167-192.

Mader, B & R Bradley (1989), A redescription and revised diagnosis of the syntypes of the Mongolian tyrannosaur Alectrosaurus olseni. J. Vert. Paleontol. 9: 41-55.
Alectrosaurus, Ornithomimosauria, Tyrannosauridae.

Makovicky, PJ, MA Norell, JM Clark & T Rowe (2003), Osteology and relationships of Byronosaurus jaffei (Theropoda: Troodontidae). Amer. Mus. Nov. 3402, 21 pp.

Manabe, M (1999), The early evolution of the Tyrannosauridae in Asia. J. Paleontol. 73: 1176-1178.

Marsh, OC (1884), Principal characters of American Jurassic dinosaurs. Part VIII. The order Theropoda. Am. J. Sci. 3rd ser.) 27: 329-340.

Marsh, OC (1888), Notes of a new genus of Sauropoda and other new dinosaurs from the Potomac Formation. Am. J. Sci. (3rd ser.) 31: 89-94.

Maryanska, T, H Osmólska & M Wolsan (2002), Avialan status for Oviraptorosauria. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 47: 97-116.
Ornithomimosauria, Oviraptorosauria.

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Novas, FE (1997), Anatomy of Patagonykus puertai (Theropoda, Avialae, Alvarezsauridae) from the Late Cretaceous of Patagonia. J. Vert. Paleontol. 17: 137-166. Alvarezsauridae, Alvarezsaurus, Mononykus, Patagonykus

Ostrom, J. H. 1969. Osteology of Deinonychus antirrhopus, an unusual theropod from the Lower Cretaceous of Montana. Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History 30: 1-165.
Coelurosauria, Ornithomimosauria

Padian, K, JR Hutchinson & TR Holtz, Jr. (1999), Phylogenetic definitions and nomenclature of the major taxonomic categories of the carnivorous Dinosauria (Theropoda). J. Vert. Paleontol. 19: 69-80.
Maniraptora, Metornithes.

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Paul, G.S. (2002). Dinosaurs of the Air: The Evolution and Loss of Flight in Dinosaurs and Birds. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 0801867630.

Paul, G.S. (2010). Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs, Princeton University Press / Dinosaurs: A Field Guide. A & C Black, London.

Perle, A, MA Norell, LM Chiappe & JM Clark (1993), Flightless bird from the Cretaceous of Mongolia. Nature 362: 623-626.
Metornithes, Mononykus

Russell, DA & Z-M Dong (1993), The affinities of a new theropod from the Alxa Desert, Inner Mongolia, People's Republic of China. Can. J. Earth Sci. 30: 2107-2127.
Alxasaurus, Therizinosauroidea.

Schweitzer, MH, JA Watt, R Avci, L Knapp, L Chiappe, M Norell & M Marshall (1999), Beta-keratin specific immunological reactivity in feather-like structures of the Cretaceous alvarezsaurid, Shuvuuia deserti. J. Exper. Zool. 285: 146-157.  

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Compsognathidae, Metornithes, Ornitholestes

Suzuki, S, LM Chiappe, GJ Dyke, M Watabe, R. Barsbold & K Tsogtbaatar (2002), A new specimen of Shuvuuia deserti Chiappe et al., 1998 from the Mongolian Late Cretaceous with a discussion of the relationships of alvarezsaurids to other theropod dinosaurs. Contrib. Sci. #494, 20 pp. WWW.  Parvicursor.

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Varricchio, DJ (2001), Gut contents from a Cretaceous tyrannosaurid: implications for theropod dinosaur digestive tracts. J. Paleontol. 75: 401-406.

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Xu, X., M. A. Norell, X. Kuang, X. Wang, Q. Zhao & C. Jia. 2004. Basal tyrannosauroids from China and evidence for protofeathers in tyrannosauroids. Nature 431: 680-684.

Xu, X., Q. Tan, J. Wang, X. Zhao & L. Tan. 2007. A gigantic bird-like dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of China. Nature 447: 844-847..

Xu, X, Z-L Tang & X-L Wang (1999), A therizinosauroid dinosaur with integumentary structures from China. Nature 399: 350-354.
Beipiaosaurus, Therizinosauroidea.

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Compsognathidae, Metornithes, Ornitholestes, Scansoriopterygidae - Introduction

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Compsognathidae, Falcarius, Therizinosauria

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Compsognathidae, Metornithes

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Compsognathidae, Metornithes, Ornitholestes, Scansoriopterygidae

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