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Birds, tyrannosaurs, velociraptors, etc.

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Classification follows Sereno 1999.
Containing group: Theropoda

Other Names for Coelurosauria


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Scientific Name Pelecanus occidentalis
Location Florida, USA
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Behavior flying
Source Brown Pelican
Source Collection Flickr
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Copyright © 2006 mike blache'
Scientific Name Tyrannosaurus rex
Location Oxford University Museum
Specimen Condition Model
Source trexhead
Source Collection Flickr
Image Use creative commons This media file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License - Version 2.0.
Copyright © 2004 Kevin Walsh
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