Yixianornis Zhou and Zhang 2001 (bird)

Aves - Ornithothoraces - Hongshanornithidae

Full reference: X. Zhou and F. Zhang. 2001. Two new ornithurine birds from the Early Cretaceous of western Liaoning, China. Chinese Science Bulletin 46(15):1258-1264

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

See also Cau and Arduini 2008, Kurochkin et al. 2013, Lefevre et al. 2014, Naish et al. 2012, O'Connor et al. 2014, O'Connor and Zelenkov 2013, Wang and Liu 2015, Wang et al. 2014, Wang et al. 2014, Zhou and Wang 2010, Zhou and Zhang 2001 and Zhou and Zhang 2006

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

Subtaxa: Yixianornis grabaui

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution: found only at Qianyang, Yixian (Cretaceous of China)

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