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Archaeorhynchus Zhou and Zhang 2006 (bird)

Reptilia - Ornithothoraces

PaleoDB taxon number: 137383

Full reference: Z. Zhou and F. Zhang. 2006. A beaked basal ornithurine bird (Aves, Ornithurae) from the Lower Cretaceous of China. Zoologica Scripta 35(4):363-373

Parent taxon: Ornithuromorpha according to M. Wang et al. 2015

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

Subtaxa: Archaeorhynchus spathula

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore