Alternative combination: Compsognathus prima
Full reference: Q. Ji and S. Ji. 1996. [On discovery of the earliest bird fossil in China and the origin of birds]. Chinese Geology 10(233):30-33
See also Chiappe and Göhlich 2010, Currie 1997, Currie 2003, Currie and Chen 2001, Gishlick and Gauthier 2007, Holtz 1998, Hwang et al. 2004, Ji 2008, Ji and Ji 1996, Ji and Ji 1997, Ji and Ji 1997, Ostrom et al. 1997, Peyer 2006, Rauhut 2003, Ruiz-Omeñaca and Canudo 2003, Senter et al. 2004, Turner et al. 2007, Wang et al. 1999, Wang et al. 1999, Xing et al. 2012, Xing et al. 2009 and Xu et al. 2009
Sister taxa: none
Type specimen: GMV/NGMC 2123/NIGP 127586, a skeleton
Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore
Average measurements (in mm): radius diameter 2.86, ulna diameter 3.60
• Cretaceous of China (2 collections)
Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence
Specimen images are retrieved through the ePANDDA API.
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