Sapeornis Zhou and Zhang 2002 (bird)

Aves - Pygostylia

Synonym: Shenshiornis Hu et al. 2010

Full reference: Z. Zhou and F. Zhang. 2002. Largest bird from the Early Cretaceous and its implications for the earliest avian ecological diversification. Naturwissenschaften 89(1):34-38

Parent taxon: Pygostylia according to M. Wang et al. 2015

See also Gao et al. 2012, Godefroit et al. 2013, Hu et al. 2010, Kurochkin et al. 2013, Lefevre et al. 2014, O'Connor et al. 2014, O'Connor and Sullivan 2014, O'Connor and Zelenkov 2013, Wang and Liu 2015, Wang et al. 2014, Wang et al. 2014, Zhang et al. 2014, Zhou and Wang 2010, Zhou and Zhang 2002 and Zhou and Zhang 2006

Sister taxa: Confuciusornithidae, Confuciusornithiformes, Jinguofortisidae, Ornithothoraces, Sapeornithiformes

Subtaxa: Sapeornis chaoyangensis

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Type: Sapeornis chaoyangensis

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore


• Cretaceous of China (4 collections)

Total: 4 collections including 6 occurrences

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