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†family Scansoriopterygidae Czerkas and Yuan 2002 (avialan)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda

PaleoDB taxon number: 137497

Full reference: S. A. Czerkas and C. Yuan. 2002. An arboreal maniraptoran from northeastern China. Feathered Dinosaurs and the Origin of Flight. The Dinosaur Museum Journal 1. The Dinosaur Museum, Blanding, UT 63-95

Parent taxon: Avialae according to F. Zhang et al. 2008

Sister taxa: Alcmonavis, Archaeopterygidae, Archaeopteryx, Aurornis, Dalianraptor, Fukuipteryx, Llerdopteryx, Llerdopteryx viai, Wellnhoferia, Wyleyia, Wyleyia valdensis

Subtaxa: Scansoriopteryx, Yi

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore