Coelurosaurs

Coelurosaurs

Coelurosauria /sɨˌljʊərəˈsɔriə/ (from Greek, meaning "hollow tailed lizards") is the clade containing all theropod dinosaurs more closely related to birds than to carnosaurs. In the past, it was used to refer to all small theropods, although this classification has been abolished. Nonetheless, it is still a diverse group that includes compsognathids, tyrannosaurs, ornithomimosaurs, and maniraptorans; Maniraptora includes birds, the only dinosaur descendants alive today. Most feathered dinosaurs discovered so far have been coelurosaurs; Philip J. Currie considers it probable that all coelurosaurs were feathered.

Read more about Coelurosaurs:  Fossil Evidence and Age, Classification

Other articles related to "coelurosaur, coelurosaurs":

Coelurosauria - Anatomy - Integument
... features suggesting feathers, have been found in fossils of at least one species in all coelurosaur subgroups other than ornithomimosauria ... Modern birds are classified as coelurosaurs by nearly all palaeontologists ... Most coelurosaurs, including modern birds, retained scales on the feet, though in a few (such as Anchiornis and the modern Rock Ptarmigan) the feet and toes are also entirely covered in feathers ...
Coelurosauria - Fossil Evidence and Age
... All known theropod dinosaurs from the Yixian Formation are coelurosaurs ... A majority of coelurosaur groups became extinct in the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event, including the Tyrannosauroidea, Ornithomimosauria, Oviraptorosauria, Deinonychosauria ... There is consensus among paleontologists that birds are the descendants of coelurosaurs ...
Theropoda - Evolutionary History
... four distinct lineages of theropods—ceratosaurs, megalosaurs, allosaurs, and coelurosaurs—preying on the abundance of small and large ... groups survived into the Cretaceous, and three of those—the ceratosaurs, coelurosaurs, and allosaurs—survived to end of the period, where they were ... Of all the theropod groups, the coelurosaurs were by far the most diverse ...
Lance Formation - Paleontology - Coelurosaurs - Other Coelurosaurs
... Misc Coelurosaurs of the Lance Formation Genus Species Location Stratigraphic Position Material Notes Images Aublysodon A ...