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Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Confuciusornithidae
It was corrected as Confuciusornis sunae by Wang et al. (1999); it was misspelled as Confuciusornis sunae by Wang et al. (1999), Zhang et al. (2009) and Li et al. (2010).
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.
|L. H. Hou 1997||The rostral end of the premaxilla has a particularly open vacuity, the nasal process is elongated, external nares are large, frontals are short, and parietals are well developed. Cervical vertebrae are particularly flattened and broadened with small pleurocoels laterally; neural spines are narrow and extremely low anteroposteriorly. Thoracic vertebrae are long and thin with deep and long grooves within the pleurocoels. Lumbar diapophyses are fused. The posterior most three lumbar diapophyses are fused, sacral diapophyses are fused to the medial wall of the ilia, sacral neural spines are fused, and caudal vertebrae are basically fused. . Sternal body is narrow and long with deep elongated lateral recesses.|