Archaeopteryx Meyer 1861 (avialan)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda

Alternative spelling: Archeopteryx

Synonyms: Archaeornis Petronievics 1917, Griphosaurus Wagner 1861, Gryphosaurus Wagner 1861, Jurapteryx Howgate 1985

Full reference: H. v. Meyer. 1861. [Die Feder von Solenhofen] [The feather of Solnhofen]. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Geognosie, Geologie und Petrefakten-Kunde 1861:678-679

Parent taxon: Avialae according to M. Kundrát et al. 2019

See also Bakker 1986, Brodkorb 1978, Carroll 1988, Charig 1985, Chatterjee 1991, Chatterjee and Templin 2007, Chiappe 2002, Gardiner 1982, Gauthier 1986, Gauthier et al. 1989, Gauthier and Padian 1985, Gegenbaur 1864, Gianechini et al. 2011, Godefroit et al. 2013, Holtz 1994, Holtz 2000, Howgate 1985, Ji et al. 1999, Ji and Ji 1997, Ji and Ji 2007, Lambrecht 1933, Lee and Worthy 2011, Marsh 1880, Maryanska et al. 2002, Mayr et al. 2007, Norell and Clarke 2001, O'Connor et al. 2014, O'Connor and Sullivan 2014, O'Connor and Zelenkov 2013, Osmolska 1981, Owen 1862, Owen 1864, Padian 2004, Paul 1988, Perle et al. 1993, Petronievics 1927, Rauhut 2003, Senter 2004, Senter et al. 2004, Sereno 1997, Sereno 1998, Sereno 1999, Wang and Liu 2015, Wang et al. 2014, Wang et al. 2014, Wang et al. 2015, Wang et al. 2014, Wetmore 1960, Zhang et al. 2014 and Zittel 1890

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

Subtaxa: Archaeopteryx albersdoerferi Archaeopteryx lithographica

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Ecology: volant piscivore-insectivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Spain (1 collection)

• Jurassic of Germany (9)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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