†family Hongshanornithidae O'Connor et al. 2010 (bird)

Aves - Ornithothoraces - Hongshanornithidae

Full reference: J. K. O'Connor, K.-Q. Gao, and L. M. Chiappe. 2010. A new ornithuromorph (Aves: Ornithothoraces) bird from the Jehol Group indicative of higher-level diversity. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 30(2):311-321

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

See also Naish et al. 2012, O'Connor et al. 2010, Wang et al. 2014, Wang et al. 2014 and Wang et al. 2014

Sister taxa: Alamitornis, Ambiortus, Apsaravis, Archaeorhynchus, Bellulia, Changmaornis, Chaoyangia, Dingavis, Eogranivora, Gansus, Gargantuavis, Hollanda, Iteravis, Jianchangornis, Jiuquanornis, Juehuaornis, Liaoningornis, Ornithurae, Patagopteryx, Piscivoravis, Samrukia, Schizooura, Songlingornithidae, Vorona, Yumenornis, Zhongjianornis

Subtaxa: Archaeornithura Hongshanornis Longicrusavis Parahongshanornis Songlingornis Tianyuornis Yanornis Yixianornis

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of China (11 collections)

Total: 11 collections including 12 occurrences

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