Caudipteryx zoui Ji et al. 1998 (coelurosaur)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Caudipterygidae

Alternative combination: Caudipteryx zhoui

Full reference: Q. Ji, P. J. Currie, M. A. Norell and S.-A. Ji. 1998. Two feathered dinosaurs from northeastern China. Nature 393:753-762

Belongs to Caudipteryx according to H. Osmólska et al. 2004

See also Balanoff et al. 2009, Cerda 2008, Currie 2003, Funston and Currie 2016, Funston et al. 2015, Ji 2008, Ji et al. 1998, Lamanna et al. 2014, Longrich et al. 2013, Lü et al. 2004, Lü and Zhang 2005, Maryanska et al. 2002, Rauhut 2003, Ruiz-Omeñaca and Canudo 2003, Turner et al. 2007, Wang et al. 1999, Wang et al. 1999, Wang et al. 2016 and Xing et al. 2009

Sister taxon: Caudipteryx dongi

Type specimen: NGMC 97-4-A, a skeleton (skeleton with feathers). Its type locality is Sihetun, Yixian Member 3 (general), which is in a Barremian/Aptian lacustrine siltstone in the Yixian Formation of China.

Ecology: ground dwelling omnivore

Distribution: found only at Sihetun, Yixian Member 3 (general)

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