Temporal range: Late Triassic–Present, 220–0 Ma
Neotheropoda was named by Robert T. Bakker in 1986 as a group including the relatively advanced theropod subgroups Ceratosauria and Tetanurae. However, most later researchers have used it to denote a broader group. Neotheropoda was first defined as a clade by Paul Sereno in 1998 as Coelophysis plus modern birds, which includes almost all theropods except the most primitive species.
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