Named By: Gregory Funston - 2020.
Synonyms: Chirostenotes elegans, Elmisaurus elegans, Leptorhynchos elegans, Ornithomimus elegans.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Oviraptorosauria, Caenagnathidae, Elmisaurinae.
Species: C. elegans (type).
Known locations: Canada, Alberta - Dinosaur Park Formation.
Time period: Campanian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial remains including limbs bones, pelvis and jaw.
of Citipes were first described in 1933, but as
a species of
After this they subsequently moved into the Elmisaurus
genera respectively, before finally being described
as a distinct genus in 2020. Citipes is a genus
dinosaur that lived in North America during the late Cretaceous.
- New species of dinosaurs and turtles from the Upper Cretaceous formations of Alberta. - University of Toronto Studies, Geological Series, 34: 1-33. - W. A. parks - 1933.
- Caenagnathidae from the Upper Campanian Aguja Formation of West Texas, and a Revision of the Caenagnathinae. - Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History. 54: 23–49. - N. R. Longrich, K. Barnes, S. Clark & L. Millar - 2013.
- Correction to ‘Caenagnathidae from the Upper Campanian Aguja Formation of West Texas, and a Revision of the Caenagnathinae’. - N. R. Longrich, K. Barnes, S. Clark & L. Millar - 2013.
- Caenagnathids of the Dinosaur Park Formation (Campanian) of Alberta, Canada: anatomy, osteohistology, taxonomy, and evolution. - Vertebrate Anatomy Morphology Palaeontology. 8: 105–153. - Gregory Funston - 2020.