†order Sapeornithiformes Zhou and Zhang 2006 (bird)

Aves - Sapeornithiformes

Full reference: Z. Zhou and F. Zhang. 2006. Mesozoic birds of China—a synoptic review. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 44(1):60-98

Parent taxon: Pygostylia according to X. Wang et al. 2014

See also O'Connor and Zelenkov 2013 and Zhou and Zhang 2006

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

Subtaxa: Didactylornis Sapeornithidae

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution: there are no occurrences of Sapeornithiformes in the database

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