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Jianchangornis Zhou et al. 2009 (bird)

Reptilia - Ornithothoraces

PaleoDB taxon number: 197839

Full reference: Z. -H. Zhou, F. -C. Zhang, and Z. Li. 2009. A new basal ornithurine bird (Jianchangornis microdonta gen. et sp. nov.) from the Lower Cretaceous of China. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 10:299-310

Parent taxon: Ornithuromorpha according to M. Wang and D. Liu 2015

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

Subtaxa: Jianchangornis microdonta

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore