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Shenzhouraptor sinensis

Reptilia - Avetheropoda

Taxonomy
Shenzhouraptor sinensis was named by Ji et al. (2002). Its type specimen is LPM 0193., a skeleton, and it is a compression preserving soft parts. Its type locality is Baicaigou, Toutai, which is in an Aptian lacustrine shale/mudstone in the Yixian Formation of China.

It was synonymized subjectively with Jeholornis prima by Li et al. (2010) and Zhou and Wang (2010).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2002Shenzhouraptor sinensis Ji et al. p. 363 figs. 1, Pl.1, 2A-c
2004Shenzhouraptor sinensis Yuan and Ji p. 133A

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
RankNameAuthor
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
Saurischia()
Theropoda()
Neotheropoda
AverostraPaul 2002
Tetanurae
orderAvetheropoda
suborderCoelurosauria
Maniraptora
Paraves
classAves
genusShenzhouraptor
speciessinensis

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
Q. Ji et al. 2002A relatively small member of the Avialae with a tail possessing slightly more than 23 vertebrae and centra lengths three to four times their height. Forelimb is extremely robust and well developed, being 1.27 times the length of the hind limb. Deltopectoral crest on the humerus is long, phalanx I of digit II is extremely broad, and forelimb feathers are long, distinctly exceeding the combined length of the ulna and metacarpals.