Aurornis Godefroit et al. 2013 (avialan)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda

Full reference: P. Godefroit, A. Cau, D.-Y. Hu, F. Escuillie, W. Wu and G. Dyke. 2013. A Jurassic avialan dinosaur from China resolves the early phylogenetic history of birds. Nature

Parent taxon: Avialae according to P. Godefroit et al. 2013

Sister taxa: Archaeopterygidae, Archaeopteryx, Dalianraptor, Llerdopteryx, Llerdopteryx viai, Scansoriopterygidae, Wellnhoferia, Wyleyia, Wyleyia valdensis

Subtaxa: Aurornis xui

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Type: Aurornis xui

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution: found only at Yaolugou locality (Jurassic of China)

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