Hongshanornis Zhou and Zhang 2005 (bird)

Aves - Ornithothoraces - Hongshanornithidae

Full reference: Z. Zhou and F. Zhang. 2005. Discovery of an ornithurine bird and its implication for Early Cretaceous avian radiation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 102(32):18998-19002

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

See also Cau and Arduini 2008, Kurochkin et al. 2013, Li et al. 2011, Naish et al. 2012, O'Connor et al. 2014, O'Connor et al. 2010, O'Connor and Zelenkov 2013, Wang et al. 2015, Wang and Liu 2015, Wang et al. 2014, Wang et al. 2014, Zhou and Wang 2010 and Zhou and Zhang 2005

Sister taxa: Archaeornithura, Longicrusavis, Parahongshanornis, Songlingornis, Tianyuornis, Yanornis, Yixianornis

Subtaxa: Hongshanornis longicresta

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of China (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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