Maniraptoriformes

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Maniraptoriformes is a clade of dinosaurs with feathers and wings.[1] It contains ornithomimosaurs and maniraptorans.

The group was named by Thomas Holtz. He defined it as "the most recent common ancestor of Ornithomimus and birds, and all descendants of that common ancestor".

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  1. Zelenitsky, D. K.; Therrien, F.; Erickson, G. M.; Debuhr, C. L.; Kobayashi, Y.; Eberth, D. A.; Hadfield, F. (2012). "Feathered Non-Avian Dinosaurs from North America Provide Insight into Wing Origins". Science. 338 (6106): 510–514. Bibcode:2012Sci...338..510Z. doi:10.1126/science.1225376. PMID 23112330.