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†family Hongshanornithidae O'Connor et al. 2010 (bird)

Reptilia - Ornithothoraces

PaleoDB taxon number: 166850

Full reference: J. K. O'Connor, K.-Q. Gao, and L. M. Chiappe. 2010. A new ornithuromorph (Aves: Ornithothoraces) bird from the Jehol Group indicative of higher-level diversity. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 30(2):311-321

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

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

Subtaxa: Archaeornithura, Hongshanornis, Longicrusavis, Parahongshanornis, Songlingornis, Tianyuornis, Yanornis, Yixianornis

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore