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Confuciusornis suniae Hou 1997 (bird)

Reptilia - Pygostylia - Confuciusornithidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 157739

Alternative combination: Confuciusornis sunae

Full reference: L. H. Hou. 1997. Mesozoic Birds of China

Belongs to Confuciusornis according to L. H. Hou 1997

Sister taxa: Confuciusornis chuongzhous, Confuciusornis chuonzhous, Confuciusornis dui, Confuciusornis feducciai, Confuciusornis jianchangensis, Confuciusornis sanctus

Type specimen: IVPP V11308, a skeleton (complete skeleton with feathers). Its type locality is Sihetun, Yixian bed 6 (29), which is in a Barremian/Aptian lacustrine siltstone/mudstone in the Yixian Formation of China.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore