PaleoDB taxon number: 157739
Alternative combination: Confuciusornis sunae
Full reference: L. H. Hou. 1997. Mesozoic Birds of China
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