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Chaoyangia Hou and Zhang 1993 (bird)

Reptilia - Ornithothoraces

PaleoDB taxon number: 137354

Full reference: L. Hou and J. Zhang. 1993. [A new fossil bird from Lower Cretaceous of Liaoning]. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 31(3):217-224

Parent taxon: Ornithuromorpha according to X. Wang et al. 2014

Sister taxa: Alamitornis, Ambiortus, Apsaravis, Archaeorhynchus, Bellulia, Changmaornis, Dingavis, Eogranivora, Gansus, Gargantuavis, Hollanda, Hongshanornithidae, Iteravis, Jianchangornis, Jiuquanornis, Juehuaornis, Liaoningornis, Ornithurae, Parahesperornis, Patagopteryx, Piscivoravis, Samrukia, Schizooura, Songlingornithidae, Vorona, Yumenornis, Zhongjianornis

Subtaxa: Chaoyangia beishanensis

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore