After Xu, Zhou & Wang, 2000, Xu, Norell, Wang, Makovicky & Wu, 2002, Clark, Norell & Makovicky, 2002, Hwang, Norell, Ji & Gao, 2002, Makovicky, Norell, Clark & Rowe, 2003, Senter, Barsbold, Britt & Burnham, 2004, Xu & Zhang, 2005, Makovicky, Apesteguía & Agnolín, 2005, Turner, Pol, Clarke, Erickson & Norell, 2007, and Novas, Pol, Canale, Porfiri & Calvo, 2009

<==o Paraves Sereno, 1997 sensu Xu, Norell, Wang, Makovicky & Wu, 2002 (birds and near-birds; linnut ja sirppikynnet)
   `--o Eumaniraptora
      |?- †Aurornis xui Godefroit, Cau, Dong-Yu, Escuillie, Wenhao & Dyke, 2013; M.-L.Jur. EAs.
      |?- †Eosinopteryx brevipenna Godefroit, Demuynck, Dyke, Hu, Escuillie & Claeys, 2013; M.-L.Jur. EAs.
      |?- †Pedopenna daohugouensis Xu & Zhang, 2005; M.-L.Jur. EAs.
      |?- †Xiaotingia zhengi Xu, You, Du & Han, 2011; M.-L.Jur. EAs.
      |--o Avialae Gauthier 1986 sensu Chiappe, 1995, Chiappe, Ji, Ji & Norell, 1999 (flying theropods, i.e. birds; lentävät teropodit, linnut; )
      |  |?- †Avialae genera et species indet. [Mongolia]
      |  |--o †Scansoriopterygidae Czerkas & Yuan, 2002 sensu Zhang, Zhou, Xu, Wang & Sullivan, 2008
      |  |  |-- †Epidentrosaurus ningchengensis Zhang, Zhou, Xu & Wang, 2002 sensu Xu & Zhang, 2005 [Scansoriopteryx heilmanni Czerkas & Yuan, 2002 (invalid sr. synon.)] L.Jur. NEAs.
      |  |  |-- †Epidexipteryx hui Zhang, Zhou, Xu, Wang & Sullivan, 2008; L.Jur. NEAs.
      |  |  `-- †Yi qi Xu, Zheng, Sullivan, Wang, Xing, Wang, Zhang, O'Connor, Zhang & Pan, 2015; L.Jur. NEAs.
      |  `--o Aves Linnaeus, 1758 sensu lato (linnut, birds)
      |     |--o Archaeopterygidae Huxley, 1871 [Archaeopterygiformes]
      |     |  |?- †Protarchaeopteryx robusta Ji & Ji, 1997 [=? Incisivosaurus gauthieri Xu, Cheng, Wang & Chang, 2002, an oviraptorid]
      |     |  `--o †Archaeopteryx von Meyer, 1861 [Synonyms] (urvogel; liskolintu)
      |     |     |-- †A. lithographica von Meyer, 1861 [Synonyms]
      |     |     `-- †A. siemensii Dames, 1897 sensu Mayr, Pohl, Hartman & Peters, 2007 [Synonyms]
      |     `--+-- †Jeholornis prima Zhou & Zhang, 2002b
      |        |?- †Dalianraptor cuhe Gao & Liu, 2005; L.Cret. EAs.
      |        |?- †Jixiangornis orientalis Ji et al., 2002; L.Cret. EAs.
      |        |?- †Shenzhouraptor sinensis Ji et al., 2002; L.Cret. EAs.
      |        |?- †Yandangornis longicaudatus Cai & Zhao, 1999 [Yandangornithiformes: Yandangornithidae:]
      |        `-- Avebrevicauda Paul, 2002 (birds with pygostyle; pygostyliset linnut)
      `--o †Deinonychosauria Colbert & Russell, 1969 sensu Xu, Norell, Wang, Makovicky & Wu, 2002
         |--o †Troodontidae Gilmore, 1924d [Saurornithoididae Barsbold, 1974]
         |  |-- †Anchiornis huxleyi Xu et al., 2009; E.Cret. EAs.
         |  `--+-- †Sinusonasus magnodens Xu & Wang, 2004 [Sinucerasaurus magnodens (Xu & Wang, 2004) Xu & Norell, 2006]
         |     `--+-- †Geminiraptor suarezarum Senter, Kirkland, Bird & Bartlett, 2010; E.Cret. WNAm.
         |        |--+-- †Mei long Xu & Norell, 2004; E.Cret. EAs.
         |        |  `-- †Sinovenator changii Xu, Norell, Wang, Makovicky & Wu, 2002
         |        `--+-- Troodontidae genera et species indet. [EK troodontid sensu Makovicky, Norell, Clark & Rowe, 2003; IGM100/44] [=? Geminiraptor]
         |           |--o †Jinfengopteryginae Turner, Makovicky & Norell, 2012
         |           |  |-- IGM 100/1323
         |           |  `--+-- IGM 1000/1126
         |           |     `-- †Jinfengopteryx elegans Q. Ji, S. Ji, Lu, You, Chen, Liu, & Liu, 2005
         |           `--+-- †Sinornithoides youngi Russell & Dong, 1994
         |              |?- †Talos sampsoni Zanno, Varricchio, O'Connor, Titus & Knell, 2011; L.Cret. WNAm.
         |              |--+?- †Urbacodon itemirensis Averianov & Sues, 2007
         |              |  |?- †Xixiasaurus henanensis Lü, Xu, Liu, Zhang, Jia & Ji, 2010
         |              |  `-- †Byronosaurus jaffei Norell, Makovicky & Clark, 2000
         |              `--o †"Troodontinae" Gilmore, 1924d
         |                 |?- †Borogovia gracilicrus Osmólska, 1987
         |                 |-- †Troodon formosus Leidy, 1856 [Polyodontosaurus grandis Gilmore, 1932b, Stenonychosaurus inequalis Sternberg, 1932a, Pectinodon bakkeri Carpenter, 1982b]; L.Cret. WNAm.
         |                 |--+-- †Linhevenator tani Xu, Tan, Sullivan, Han & Xiao, 2011; L.Cret. EAs.
         |                 |  `-- †Philovenator curriei Xu, Zhao, Sullivan, Tan, Sander & Ma, 2012; L.Cret. NEAs.
         |                 `--+-- †Saurornithoides mongoliensis Osborn, 1924a; L.Cret. EAs.
         |                    `-- †Zanabazar junior (Barsbold, 1974) Norell, Makovicky, Bever, Balanoff, Clark, Barsbold & Rowe, 2009 [†Saurornithoides junior Barsbold, 1974; Zanabazer (lapsus calami)]; L.Cret. EAs.
         `--o †Dromaeosauridae Matthew & Brown, 1922 sensu Makovicky, Apesteguía & Agnolín, 2005 and Turner, Pol, Clarke, Erickson & Norell, 2007
            |-- †Mahakala omnogovae Turner, Pol, Clarke, Erickson & Norell, 2007 [IGM 100/1033]
            |--o †Unenlagiinae Bonaparte, 1999 sensu Turner, Pol, Clarke, Erickson & Norell, 2007, and Novas, Pol, Canale, Porfiri & Calvo, 2009
            |  |-- †Shanag ashile Turner, Hwang & Norell, 2007 [IGM 100/1119]
            |  `--o †Unenlagiinae Bonaparte, 1999 sensu Makovicky, Apesteguía & Agnolín, 2005
            |     |?- †Neuquenraptor argentinus Novas & Pol, 2005
            |     |-- †Buitreraptor gonzalezorum Makovicky, Apesteguía & Agnolín, 2005
            |     `--+-- †Austroraptor cabazai  Novas, Pol, Canale, Porfiri & Calvo, 2009
            |        |-- †Rahonavis ostromi (Forster, Sampson, Chiappe & Krause, 1998a) [Rahona ostromi Forster, Sampson, Chiappe & Krause, 1998a]
            |        `--o †Unenlagia Novas & Puerta, 1997 [incl.? Neuquenraptor argentinus Novas & Pol, 2005]
            |           |-- †U. comahuensis Novas & Puerta, 1997
            |           `-- †U. paynemili Calvo, Porfiri & Kellner, 2004
            `--o †Dromaeosauridae Matthew & Brown, 1922 sensu Xu, Zhou & Wang, 2000
               |?- †Zhenyuanlong suni Lü & Brusatte, 2015; E.Cret. EAs. [feathered]
               |--o †Microraptoria Senter, Barsbold, Britt & Burnham, 2004 [Microraptorinae Burnham, Senter, Barsbold & Britt, 2004 sensu Makovicky, Apesteguía & Agnolín, 2005, and  Turner, Pol, Clarke, Erickson & Norell, 2007]
               |  |-- †Bambiraptor feinbergorum Burnham, Derstler, Currie, Bakker, Zhou & Ostrom, 2000 emend. Olshevsky, 2000
               |  |?- †Changyuraptor yangi G. Han, Chiappe, Ji, Habib, Turner, Chinsamy, Liu &: L. Han, 2014; E.Cret. EAs. [feathered]
               |  |?- †Hesperonychus elizabethae Longrich & Currie, 2009
               |  |?- †Tianyuraptor ostromi Zheng, Xu, You, Zhao & Dong, 2009; E.Cret. EAs. [feathered]
               |  `--+--o †Sinornithosaurus Xu, Wang & Wu, 1999; E.Cret. EAs. [feathered]
               |     |  |-- †S. millenii Xu, Wang & Wu, 1999
               |     |  `-- †S. haoiana Liu, Ji, Tang & Gao, 2004
               |     `--+-- †Graciliraptor lujiatunensis Xu & Wang, 2004; E.Cret. EAs. [feathered]
               |        `-- †Microraptor zhaoianus Xu, Zhou & Wang, 2000 [incl. Cryptovolans pauli Czerkas, 2002 (nomen nudum?), Microraptor gui Xu, Zhou, Wang, Kuang, Zhang & Du, 2003; Microraptor hanqingi Gong, Martin, Burnham, Falk & Hou, 2012]; E.Cret. EAs. (four-wing dinosaur) [feathered]
               `--o †Eudromaeosauria Longrich & Currie, 2009 [Dromaeosauridae sensu Senter, Barsbold, Britt & Burnham, 2004]
                  |?- †Atrociraptor marshalli Currie & Varricchio, 2004
                  |?-+-- †Linheraptor exquisitus Xu, Choiniere, Pittman, Q. Tan, Xiao, Li, L. Tan, Clark, Norell, Hone & Sullivan, 2010; L.Cret. EAs.
                  |  `-- †Tsaagan mangas Norell, Clark, Turner, Makovicky, Barsbold & Rowe, 2006 [IGM 100/1015]; L.Cret. EAs.
                  |--o †Velociraptorinae Barsbold, 1983
                  |  |-- †Acheroraptor temertyorum Evans, Larson & Currie, 2013; L.Cret. WNAm.
                  |  |-- †Balaur bondoc Csiki, Vremirb, Brusatte & Norell, 2010; L.Cret. EEu.
                  |  `--o †Velociraptor Osborn, 1924a; L.Cret. EAs.
                  |     |-- †V. mongoliensis Osborn, 1924a
                  |     `-- †V. osmolskae Godefroit, Currie, Hong, Yong & Zhi-Ming, 2008
                  `--o †Dromaeosaurinae Matthew & Brown, 1922
                     |-- †Adasaurus mongoliensis Barsbold, 1983; L.Cret. EAs.
                     `--+--o †Saurornitholestes Sues, 1978a; L.Cret. WNAm.
                        |  |-- †S. langstoni Sues, 1978a
                        |  |-- †S. robustus Sullivan, 2006
                        |  `-- †S. sullivani Jasinski, 2015
                        `--+-- †Deinonychus antirrhopus Ostrom, 1969a; L.Cret. WNAm.
                           `--+?- †Itemirus medullaris Kurzanov, 1976
                              |-- †Achillobator giganticus Perle, Norell, & Clark, 1999; L.Cret. WNAm.
                              |-- †Yurgovuchia doellingi Senter, Kirkland, DeBlieux, Madsen & Toth, 2012 [Yurgovuchia Doellingi (sic.) Senter, Kirkland, DeBlieux, Madsen & Toth, 2012]; E.Cret. WNAm.
                              `--+-- †Utahraptor ostrommaysi Kirkland, Gaston & Burge, 1993 [U. ostrommaysorum]; L.Cret. WNAm.
                                 `-- †Dromaeosaurus albertensis Matthew & Brown, 1922; L.Cret. WNAm.

Paraves incertae sedis:

EuronychodonE. asiaticusE. portucalensis Antunes & Sigogneau-Russell, 1991
        †Kitadanisaurus Lambert, 1990 (nomen nudum)
        †Koreanosaurus koreanensis (Kim, 1993) Kim, 1979 [Deinonychus koreanensis Kim, 1993] (nomen nudum)
        †Ornithodesmus cluniculus [also treated as a troodontid]

Dromaeosauridae incertae sedis:Dromaeosauridae genera et species indet. [BPM 1 3-13]
        †Dromaeosauridae genera et species indet. [M. Jur. England] [Evans & Milner, 1994] [teeth]
        †Hulsanpes perlei Osmóska, 1982
        †Paronychodon lacustris Cope, 1876a
        †Pyroraptor olympius Allain & Taquet, 2000
        †Variraptor mechinorum [nomen dubium?]
        †Dromaeosaurus cristatusDromaeosaurus gracilisDromaeosaurus explanatusDromaeosauroides bornholmensis Christiansen & Bonde, 2003 [tooth-taxa]
    †Velociratorinae:
        †Velociratorinae genera et species indet. [U. Jur. Portugal] [Rahut & Zinke, 1995] [teeth]
        †Velociratorinae genera et species indet. [L. Cret. England] [Sweetman, 2004] [teeth] [IWCMS.2002.1., 2., 3., 4.; BMNH R 16510]
        †Nuthetes destructor sensu Milner, 2002 [tooth-taxa]


Troodontidae incertae sedis:Elopteryx nopscai Andrews, 1913
        †Heptasteornis andrewsi Harrison & Walker, 1975
        †Koparion douglassi Chure, 1994
        †Tochisaurus nemegtensis Kurzanov & Osmólska, 1991
        †Tripriodon caperatus Marsh, 1889d
        †Zapsalis abradens Cope, 1876b
        †Troodontidae genera et species indet. [IGM 100/44]

Alternative phylogenies of Eumaniraptora/Paraves

After Xu, Zheng, Sullivan, Wang, Xing, Wang, Zhang, O'Connor, Zhang & Pan, 2015

<==o Paraves
   |--o †Scansoriopterygidae
   |  |-- †Epidexipteryx
   |  |-- †Epidentrosaurus
   |  `-- †Yi
   `--o Eumaniraptora
      |--o Avialae
      |  |-- †Jeholornis
      |  `--+-- †Sapeornis
      |     `--o Pygostylia
      |        |-- †Confuciusornis
      |        `--+-- †Enantiornithes
      |           `-- Euornithes
      `--+--+-- †Archaeopteryx
         |  `-- †Wellnhoferia
         `--+--+-- †Anchiornis
            |  `-- †Xiaotingia
            `--o †Deinonychosauria
               |--o †Troodontidae
               |  |-- †Sinovenator
               |  |-- †Mei
               |  `--+-- †Byronosaurus
               |     |-- †Sinornithoides
               |     |-- IGM 100/44
               |     `--+-- †Troodon
               |        |-- †Saurornithoides
               |        `-- †Zanabazar
               `--o †Dromaeosauridae
                  |--o †Unenlagiinae
                  |  |-- †Buitreraptor
                  |  `--+-- †Rahonavis
                  |     `-- †Unenlagia
                  `--+--o †Microraptorinae
                     |  |-- †Sinornithosaurus
                     |  `--+-- NGM91
                     |     `-- †Microraptor
                     `==o †“Velociraptorinae”
                        |-- †Bambiraptor
                        `--+-- IGM100/1015
                           |-- †Adasaurus
                           `--+-- †Velociraptor
                              |-- †Saurornitholestes
                              `--+-- †Deinonychus
                                 `--o †Dromaeosaurinae
                                    |-- †Achillobator
                                    |-- †Atrociraptor
                                    `--+-- †Dromaeosaurus
                                       `-- †Utahraptor

Reference(s):

  • Xu, X., Zheng, X., Sullivan, C., Wang, X., Xing, L., Wang, Y., Zhang, X., O'Connor, J. K., Zhang, F. & Pan, Y., 2015: A bizarre Jurassic maniraptoran theropod with preserved evidence of membranous wings.
    –Nature: in press [doi: 10.1038/nature14423]

After Foth, Tischlinger & Rauhut, 2014 (ext. fig. 7)

<==o Paraves
   |-- †Yixianosaurus
   `--+-- †Jinfengopteryx
      `--+--o †Dromaeosauridae
         |  |?- †Hesperonychus
         |  |?- †Tianyuraptor
         |  |-- †Mahakala
         |  |?- †Pyroraptor
         |  `--+--+-- †Rahonavis
         |     |  `--+-- †Buitreraptor
         |     |     `--+-- †Austroraptor
         |     |        `-- †Unenlagia
         |     `--+--+-- †Graciliraptor
         |        |  `--+-- †Sinornithosaurus
         |        |     `-- †Microraptor
         |        `--+-- †Bambiraptor
         |           `--+--+-- †Adasaurus
         |              |  `-- †Velociraptor
         |              |--+-- IGM 100/1015
         |              |  `-- †Tsaagan
         |              `--+-- †Deinonychus
         |                 |?- †Saurornitholestes
         |                 `--+-- †Achillobator
         |                    |-- †Atrociraptor
         |                    |-- †Dromaeosaurus
         |                    `-- †Utahraptor
         `--+--o †Troodontidae
            |  |--+-- IGM 100/1323
            |  |  `-- IGM 1000/1126
            |  `--+-- †Sinovenator
            |     |-- †Mei
            |     `--+-- IGM 100/44
            |        |-- †Sinusonasus
            |        `--+-- †Sinornithoides
            |           `--+--+-- †Byronosaurus
            |              |  `-- †Xixiasaurus
            |              `--+-- †Troodon
            |                 `--+-- †Saurornithoides
            |                    `-- †Zanabazar
            `--o Avialae
               |--+-- †Xiaotingia
               |  `--+-- †Pedopenna
               |     |-- †Anchiornis
               |     `-- †Eosinopteryx
               `--+-- †Archaeopteryx
                  `--+-- †Balaur
                     `--+-- †Epidexipteryx
                        `--+-- †Sapeornis
                           `--+-- †Jeholornis
                              `--+-- †Jixiangornis
                                 `--+-- †Confuciusornis
                                    `--+-- †Enantiornithes
                                       `-- Ornithuromorpha

Reference(s):

  • Foth, C., Tischlinger, H. & Rauhut, O. W. M., 2014: New specimen of Archaeopteryx provides insights into the evolution of pennaceous feathers.
    –Nature: Vol. 511, #7507, pp. 79-82 [doi: 10.1038/nature13467]

After Godefroit, Cau, Dong-Yu, Escuillie, Wenhao & Dyke, 2013

<==o Paraves
   |--o †Scansoriopterygidae
   |  |-- †Epidentrosaurus
   |  `-- †Epidexipteryx
   `--+-- †Eosinopteryx
      `--o Eumaniraptora
         |-- †Dromaeosauridae s.s.
         `--+--o †Troodontidae
            |  |-- †Jinfengopteryx
            |  `--+-- †Mei
            |     `--+-- †Sinovenator
            |        `--+-- †Sinusonasus
            |           `--+-- †Byronosaurus
            |              `--+-- †Sinornithoides
            |                 `--+-- †Saurornithoides
            |                    |-- †Troodon
            |                    `-- †Zanabazar
            `--o Avialae
               |-- †Aurornis
               `--+-- †Anchiornis
                  `--+-- †Archaeopteryx
                     `--+-- †Xiaotingia
                        `--+--+-- †Shenzouraptor
                           |  `-- †Rahonavis
                           `--+-- †Balaur
                              `--+-- †Sapeornis
                                 `--+-- †Confuciusornis
                                    `--+-- †Enantiornithes
                                       `-- Euornithes

Reference(s):

  • Godefroit, P., Cau, A., Dong-Yu, H., Escuillie, F., Wenhao, W. & Dyke, G., 2013: A Jurassic avialan dinosaur from China resolves the early phylogenetic history of birds.
    –Nature: in press [doi: 10.1038/nature12168]

After Godefroit, Demuynck, Dyke, Hu, Escuillie & Claeys, 2013

<==o Paraves
   |--o †Scansoriopterygidae
   |  |-- †Epidentrosaurus
   |  `-- †Epidexipteryx
   `--o Eumaniraptora
      |--o Avialae
      |  |-- †Jeholornis
      |  `--+-- †Sapeornis
      |     `--+-- †Confuciusornis
      |        `--+-- †Enantiornithes
      |           `-- Euornithes
      `--o †Deinonychosauria
         |-- †Wellhoferia
         |-- †Archaeopteryx
         `--+-- †Dromaeosauridae s.s.
            `--o †Troodontidae
               |-- †Xiaotingia
               `--+--+-- †Anchiornis
                  |  `-- †Eosinopteryx
                  `--+-- †Jinfengopteryx
                     `--+-- †Sinovenator
                        `--+-- †Mei
                          `--+-- †Byronosaurus
                             `--+-- †Sinornithoides
                                `--+-- †Saurornithoides
                                   |-- †Troodon
                                   `-- †Zanabazar

Reference(s):

  • Godefroit, P., Demuynck, H., Dyke, G., Hu, D., Escuillie, F. & Claeys, P., 2013: Reduced plumage and flight ability of a new Jurassic paravian theropod from China.
    –Nature Communications: Vol. 4, #1394, pp. 1-6 [doi: 10.1038/ncomms2389]

After Turner, Makovicky & Norell, 2012

<==o Paraves
   |--o †Scansoriopterygidae
   |  `-- †Epidexipteryx
   `--o Eumaniraptora
      |--o Avialae
      |  |-- †Archaeopteryx
      |  `--+-- †Sapeornis
      |     `--+-- †Jeholornis
      |        `--+-- †Jixiangornis
      |           `--o Pygostylia
      |              |-- †Confuciusornis
      |              `--+-- †Enantiornithes
      |                 `-- Euornithes
      `--o †Deinonychosauria
         |--o †Troodontidae
         |  |--+-- †Xiaotingia
         |  |  `-- †Anchiornis
         |  `--+--o †Jinfengopteryginae
         |     |  |-- IGM 100/1323
         |     |  `--+-- IGM 1000/1126
         |     |     `-- †Jinfengopteryx
         |     `--+--+-- †Mei
         |        |  `--+-- †Sinovenator
         |        |     `-- †Xixiasaurus
         |        `--+-- IGM 100/44
         |           `--+-- †Byronosaurus
         |              `--+-- †Sinornithoides
         |                 `--+-- †Troodon
         |                    `--+-- †Zanabazar
         |                       `-- †Saurornithoides
         `--o †Dromaeosauridae
            |-- †Mahakala
            `--+--o †Unenlagiinae
               |  |-- †Rahonavis
               |  `--+-- †Buitreraptor
               |     `--+-- †Austroraptor
               |        `-- †Unenlagia
               `--+-- †Shanag
                  `--+--o †Microraptorinae
                     |  |-- †Tianyuraptor
                     |  |-- †Graciliraptor
                     |  |-- †Microraptor
                     |  |-- †Sinornithosaurus
                     |  `-- †Hesperonychus
                     `--+--o †Dromaeosaurinae
                        |  |-- †Achillobator
                        |  |-- †Atrociraptor
                        |  |-- †Dromaeosaurus
                        |  `-- †Utahraptor
                        `--o †Velociraptorinae
                           |-- †Bambiraptor
                           `--+-- †Tsaagan
                              `--+-- †Saurornitholestes
                                 `--+-- †Adasaurus
                                    |-- †Balaur
                                    |-- †Deinonychus
                                    `-- †Velociraptor

Reference(s):

  • Turner, A. H., Makovicky, P. J. & Norell, M. A., 2012: A Review of Dromaeosaurid Systematics and Paravian Phylogeny.
    –Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History: #371, pp. 1-206 [doi: 10.1206/748.1]

After Xu, You, Du & Han, 2011

<==o Paraves
   |--o Avialae
   |  |-- †Epidexipteryx
   |  `--+-- †Jeholornis
   |     `--+-- †Sapeornis
   |        `--+-- †Confuciusornis
   |           `--+-- †Enantiornithes
   |              `-- Euornithes
   `--o †Deinonychosauria
      |--o †Archaeopterygidae
      |  |-- †Archaeopteryx
      |  `--+-- †Anchiornis
      |     `-- †Xiaotingia
      `--+-- †Troodontidae
         `--o †Dromaeosauridae
            |-- †Unenlagiinae
            `--+-- †Microraptoriinae
               `--+-- †Velociraptorinae
                  `-- †Dromaeosaurinae

Reference(s):

  • Xu, X., You, H., Du, K. & Han, F., 2011: An Archaeopteryx-like theropod from China and the origin of Avialae.
    –Nature: Vol. 475, #7357, pp. (465-470) [doi: 10.1038/nature10288]

After Agnolin & Novas, 2011

<==o Paraves
   |--o †Scansoriopterygidae
   |  |-- †Epidentrosaurus
   |  `-- †Epidexipteryx
   |--o †Alvarezsauridae
   |  |-- †Alvarezsaurus
   |  |-- †Patagonykus
   |  `--+-- †Shuvuuia
   |     `-- †Mononykus
   `--o Eumaniraptora
      |--+--o †Unenlagiidae
      |  |  |-- †Rahonavis
      |  |  `--+-- †Unenlagia
      |  |     `--+-- †Austroraptor
      |  |        `-- †Buitreraptor
      |  `--o Avialae
      |     |-- †Archaeopteryx
      |     |-- †Wellnhoferia
      |     `--+-- †Jeholornis
      |        `--+-- †Sapeornis
      |           `--+-- †Confuciusornis
      |              `--+-- †Enantiornithes
      |                 `-- Euornithes
      `--o †Deinonychosauria
         |--o †Troodontidae
         |  |-- †Anchiornis
         |  `--+-- †Sinovenator
         |     `--+-- †Mei
         |        `--+-- †Byronosaurus
         |           `--+-- IGM100/44
         |              |-- †Sinornithoides
         |              `--+-- †Troodon
         |                 `--+-- †Saurornithoides
         |                    `-- †Zanabazar
         `--o †Dromaeosauridae s.s.
            |--+-- †Sinornithosaurus
            |  `--+-- NGMC91 (“Dave”)
            |     `-- †Microraptor
            `--+-- †Bambiraptor
               `--+-- †Saurornitholestes
                  |-- †Adasaurus
                  |-- †Tsaagan
                  `--+--+-- †Hagryphus
                     |  `-- †Velociraptor
                     `--+-- †Deinonychus
                        `--+-- †Atrociraptor
                           `--+-- †Achillobator
                              `--+-- †Utahraptor
                                 `-- †Dromaeosaurus

Reference(s):

  • Agnolin, F. & Novas, F. E., 2011: Unenlagiid theropods: are they members of the Dromaeosauridae (Theropoda, Maniraptora)?
    –Anais da Academia Brasileira de Cięncias: Vol. 83, #1, pp. 117-162

Afternative phylogenies of Dromaeosauridae:

After Sues & Averianov, 2014 (using datamatrix from Turner et al., 2012)

<==o †Dromaeosauridae
   |-- †Mahakala
   `--+-- †Tianyuraptor
      |-- †Sinornithosaurus
      |-- †Microraptor
      |-- †Graciliraptor
      |-- †Hesperonychus
      |-- †Pyroraptor
      |-- †Neuquenraptor
      |-- †Shanag
      |--+-- †Rahonavis
      |  `--+-- †Austroraptor
      |     |-- †Buitreraptor
      |     `-- †Unenlagia
      `--+-- †Bambiraptor
         `--+-- †Saurornitholestes
            |--+-- †Deinonychus
            |  `--+-- †Adasaurus
            |     `--+-- †Velociraptor
            |        `-- †Balaur
            `--+-- †Tsaagan
               `--+-- †Achillobator
                  |-- †Atrociraptor
                  |-- †Dromaeosaurus
                  |-- †Itemirus
                  `-- †Utahraptor

Reference(s):

  • Sues, H.-D. & Averianov, A., 2014: Dromaeosauridae (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from the Bissekty Formation (Upper Cretaceous: Turonian) of Uzbekistan and the phylogenetic position of Itemirus medullaris Kurzanov, 1976.
    –Cretaceous Research: Vol. 51, #0, pp. 225-240 [doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cretres.2014.06.007]

After Evans, Larson & Currie, 2013

<==o †Dromaeosauridae
   |-- †Microraptoria
   `--+--+-- †Bambiraptor
      |  `-- †Saurornitholestes
      `--+--+-- †Deinonychus
         |  `-- †Atrociraptor
         `--+--+-- †Utahraptor
            |  |-- †Achillobator
            |  |-- †Dromaeosaurus
            |  `-- †Balaur
            `--o †Velociraptorinae
               |-- “Bayanshiree” taxon
               `--+-- †Acheroraptor
                  `--+-- †Velociraptor mongoliensis
                     `--+-- †Adasaurus
                        |-- †Tsaagan
                        `-- †Velociraptor osmolskae

After Senter, Kirkland, DeBlieux, Madsen & Toth, 2012

<==o †Dromaeosauridae
   |-- †Xiaotingia
   `--+--o †Unenlagiinae
      |  |--+-- †Austroraptor
      |  |  `-- †Mahakala
      |  `--+-†Buitreraptor
      |     |-- †Rahonavis
      |     `-- †Unenlagia
      `--+-- †Shanag
         `--+--o †Microraptoria
            |  |-- †Tianyuraptor
            |  `--+-- †Hesperonychus
            |     `--+-- †Microraptor
            |        `--+-- †Sinornithosaurus
            |           |-- †Graciliraptor
            |           `-- †Cryptovolans
            `--o †Eudromaeosauria
               |-- †Bambiraptor
               `--+--o †Velociraptorinae
                  |  |-- †Adasaurus
                  |  `--+-- †Tsaagan
                  |     `-- †Velociraptor
                  `--o †Dromaeosaurinae
                     |-- †Deinonychus
                     `--+-- †Achillobator
                        |-- †Dromaeosaurus
                        |-- †Utahraptor
                        `-- †Yurgovuchia

After Zheng, Xu, You, Zhao & Dong, 2009

<==o †Dromaeosauridae
   |--o †Unenlagiinae
   |  |-- †Buitreraptor
   |  |-- †Rahonavis
   |  `-- †Unenlagia
   `--+-- †Bambiraptor
      |-- †Tianyuraptor
      |-- †Tsaagan
      |-- †Adasaurus
      |--+-- †Sinornithosaurus
      |  `--+-- †Microraptor
      |     `-- NGMC91
      `--+-- †Velociraptor
         |-- †Saurornitholestes
         `--+-- †Deinonychus
            `--+-- †Atrociraptor
               `--+-- †Achillobator
                  `--+-- †Dromaeosaurus
                     `-- †Utahraptor

After Novas, Pol, Canale, Porfiri & Calvo, 2009

<==o †Dromaeosauridae
   |-- †Mahakala
   `--+--+--o †Dromaeosaurinae
      |  |  |-- †Achillobator
      |  |  |-- †Adasaurus
      |  |  |-- †Dromaeosaurus
      |  |  `-- †Utahraptor
      |  `--o †Velociraptorinae
      |     |-- †Tsaagan
      |     `--+-- †Saurornitholestes
      |        `--+-- †Velociraptor
      |           `-- †Deinonychus
      `--o †Microraptorinae [paraphyletic]
         |-- †Sinornithosaurus
         |--+-- †Graciliraptor
         |  `-- †Microraptor
         `--o †Unenlagiinae
            |-- †Shanag
            `--+-- †Buitreraptor
               `--+-- †Austroraptor
                  |-- †Rahonavis
                  `-- †Unenlagia

After Turner, Pol, Clarke, Erickson & Norell, 2007

<==o †Dromaeosauridae
   |-- †Mahakala
   `--+--+--o †Microraptorinae
      |  |  |-- †Bambiraptor
      |  |  `--+-- †Sinornithosaurus
      |  |     `--+-- †Graciliraptor
      |  |        `-- †Microraptor
      |  `--o †Unenlagiinae
      |     |-- †Shanag
      |     `--+-- †Buitreraptor
      |        `--+-- †Rahonavis
      |           `-- †Unenlagia
      `--+?- †Atrociraptor
         |--o †Dromaeosaurinae
         |  |-- †Adasaurus
         |  |-- †Dromaeosaurus
         |  `--+-- †Achillobator
         |     `-- †Utahraptor
         `--o †Velociraptorinae
            |-- †Tsaagan
            `--+-- †Saurornitholestes
               `--+-- †Velociraptor
                  `-- †Deinonychus

Afternative phylogenies of Troodontidae:

After Xu, Tan, Sullivan, Han & Xiao, 2011

<==o †Troodontidae
   |-- †Sinovenator 
   `--+-- †Anchiornis
      `--+-- †Mei
         `--+-- †Byronosaurus
            `--+-- IGM100/44
               `--+-- †Sinornithoides
                  `--+-- †Troodon
                     |-- †Linhevenator
                     `--+-- †Saurornithoides
                        `-- †Zanabazar

Reference:

  • Xu, X., Tan, Q., Sullivan, C., Han, F.-l. & Xiao, D., 2011: A Short-Armed Troodontid Dinosaur from the Upper Cretaceous of Inner Mongolia and Its Implications for Troodontid Evolution.
    –Plos One: Vol. 6, #9, e22916, pp. 1-12 [doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0022916]

After Zanno, Varricchio, O'Connor, Titus & Knell, 2011

<==o †Troodontidae
   |?- †Sinovenator [alt. pos. 1.]
   `--+--+?- †Sinovenator [alt. pos. 2.]
      |  `-- †Mei
      `--+-- IGM100/44
         `--+-- †Sinornithoides
            `--+?- †Talos [alt. pos. 1.]
               `--+-- †Byronosaurus
                  `--+-- †Talos [alt. pos. 2.]
                     `--+--+-- †Saurornithoides
                        |  `?- †Talos [alt. pos. 3.]
                        `--+-- †ZanabazarTroodon

Reference:

  • Zanno, L. E., Varricchio, D. J., O'Connor, P. M., Titus, A. L. & Knell, M. J., 2011: A New Troodontid Theropod, Talos sampsoni gen. et sp. nov., from the Upper Cretaceous Western Interior Basin of North America.
    –Plos One: Vol. 6, #9, pp. e24487 (24481-24420) [doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0024487]

After Senter, Kirkland, DeBlieux, Madsen & Toth, 2012

<==o †Troodontidae
   |-- †Anchiornis
   `--+-- †Sinovenator
      `--+-- †Sinusonasus
         `--+-- †Geminiraptor
            `--+-- †Byronosaurus
               `--+--+-- †Mei
                  |  `-- †Sinornithoides
                  `--+-- †Xixiasaurus
                     `--+-- IGM100/44
                        `--+--+-- †Troodon
                           |  `-- †Borogovia
                           `--+-- †Saurornithoides
                              `-- †Zanabazar

Reference:

  • Senter, P., Kirkland, J. I., DeBlieux, D. D., Madsen, S. & Toth, N., 2012: New Dromaeosaurids (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from the Lower Cretaceous of Utah, and the Evolution of the Dromaeosaurid Tail.
    –Plos One: Vol. 7, #5, pp. e36790 (1-20) [doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0036790]

After Xu, Zhao, Sullivan, Tan, Sander & Ma, 2012

<==o †Troodontidae
   |-- †Anchiornis
   `--+-- †Sinovenator
      |-- †Mei
      |-- †Sinornithoides
      `--+-- †Sinusonasus
         `--+-- †Troodon
            |-- †Saurornithoides
            `--+-- †Linhevenator
               `-- †Philovenator

Reference:

  • Xu, X., Zhao, Q., Sullivan, C., Tan, Q.-W., Sander, P. M. & Ma, Q.-Y., 2012: The taxonomy of the troodontid IVPP V 10597 reconsidered.
    –Vertebrata PalAsiatica: Vol. 50, #2, pp. 140-150

After Gao, Morschhauser, Varricchio, Liu & Zhao, 2012

<==o †Troodontidae
   |-- †Sinovenator
   `--+-- †Anchiornis
      `--+-- †Talos
         |-- †Byronosaurus
         |-- †Mei
         `--+-- IGM100/44
            |-- †Sinornithoides
            `--+-- †Troodon
               |--+-- †Philovenator
               |  `-- †Linheraptor
               `--+-- †Saurornithoides
                  `-- †Zanabazar

Reference:

  • Gao, C., Morschhauser, E. M., Varricchio, D. J., Liu, J. & Zhao, B., 2012: A Second Soundly Sleeping Dragon: New Anatomical Details of the Chinese Troodontid Mei long with Implications for Phylogeny and Taphonomy.
    –Plos One: Vol. 7, #9, e45203, pp.1-17 [doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0045203]

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