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Cathayornis chabuensis Li et al. 2008 (bird)

Reptilia - Enantiornithes

PaleoDB taxon number: 153858

Full reference: J. Li, Z. Li, Y. Zhang, Z. Zhou, Z. Bai, L. Zhang, and T. Ba. 2008. A new species of Cathayornis from the Lower Cretaceous of Inner Mongolia, China and its stratigraphic significance. Acta Geologica Sinica 82(6):1115-1123

Belongs to Enantiornithes according to M. Wang and D. Liu 2015

Sister taxa: Aberratiodontuidae, Alexornithiformes, Avisauridae, Bohaiornithidae, Boluochiformes, Cathayornis, Cathayornis aberransis, Cathayornithiformes, Concornis, Cruralispennia, Dunhuangia, Elektorornis, Elsornis, Enantiornithiformes, Eoalulavis, Eocathayornis, Eoenantiornis, Eoenantiornithiformes, Euenantiornithes, Euornithiformes, Evgenavis, Feitianius, Flexomornis, Fortunguavis, Gobipipus, Gobipteryx, Holbotia, Houornis, Huoshanornis, Iberomesornis, Lectavis, Linyiornis, Longipterygidae, Longipterygiformes, Longirostravisiformes, Monoenantiornis, Noguerornis, Otogornis, Paraprotopteryx, Parvavis, Pengornithidae, Piscivorenantiornis, Protopterygiformes, Protopteryx, Pterygornis, Qiliania, Sinornis, Vescornis, Xiangornis, Yuanjiawaornis, Yungavolucris

Type specimen: BMNHC-Ph000110a, b, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Otog Sumu (bed 8), which is in a Cretaceous fluvial-lacustrine shale in the Jingchuan Formation of China.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore